Youth group

Worship style?
7/6/2008 7:44:31 PM by: Elsi

Over the past half week, I’ve participated in three divergent worship services. And I’m fascinated (and pleased) to see God’s love presented strongly through all of them, so that their one-ness is more powerful than their differences. Thursday was Ray’s funeral. Most of the attendees were Vicki’s friends, or relatives from out of town. We sang some gospel songs, had a sermon about the Christ Ray had come to know, and ate sandwiches, fruit, veggies, and brownies from trays prepared by Chick-fil-A and the grocery store. This morning I was at Boulder Valley Christian, my own home church, surrounded by friends and acquaintances. We sang some fast worship songs and “No Orphans of God,” which always makes me cry. My friend Paul Williams preached on the story of Zacchaeus, emphasizing Jesus’ personal interaction with the man. And, of course, we celebrated Communion, as we do every Sunday. From there I drove to the Boulder Chinese Baptist Church (BCBC), where my youth group was doing a brief presentation about the recent retreat. BCBC provides an English interpreter for the first Sunday of each month, which is also when they share in Communion. Other than the translated sermon, which discussed what being a church member means, the rest of the service was in Mandarin. But the “words on the wall” for the old-fashioined Baptist hymns were in both languages, so I sang along in English while they sang in Chinese. (The kids did an excellent job, by the way!) Three churches … three approaches … three fellowship meals … one holy and uniting God!



 

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