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Recap - Sunday, July 8, 2007

Alright, so I suck at this blogging thing. In my recent comings-and-goings I've failed to be consistent in my blogging behaviour. Hopefully the three of you who read this will forgive me.

Here's a recap of what we did this past Sunday - we're in the middle of a really great series in 1 Thessalonians that we're calling "Like This." Our Director of Youth Ministries, Kevin Van Dyken, had the unique opportunity of telling our congregation that one of the things they can do to keep our church healthy is to "respect and esteem" the leaders of our church. Not an easy task so I'm sure that our Senior Pastor wasn't too upset that he was away on holidays and didn't have to preach this message :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007 - "Like This"
1 Thessalonians 5:12-14
Your Grace Is Enough - Chris Tomlin version
There Is No One Else Like You - Robin Mark

That's Why We Praise Him - Tommy Walker
Holy, Holy, Holy - Traditional

May The Words Of My Mouth - Tim Hughes

As a response to Kevin's message we took communion together. Normally communion is done one of two ways - we pass the trays down each row OR we set up stations and people are served commuion. Because of the passage that Kevin was preaching this week and the focus on developing healthy community we thought we'd do something a little different.

We set up six communion stations around our auditorium and at each station we had communion trays which had both the bread and juice (we're Baptists but not Baptist enough to use wine!) on the same tray. As people left their seats and went to one of the stations, there was someone their to serve communion to the first person in line. After this first person ate and drank, they took the tray from the person who served them and served the NEXT person in line. When that person ate and drank, they took the tray and served the next person. And on and on.

We had several positive comments from people that this was a good visual for them to immediately put in to practice what they had just been hearing from God's word. Our hope, of course, is that the memory will stick with them and will continue to inspire them to serve and help the idle, the fainthearted and the weak.

Did I explain that okay?

As one of your three readers, yes, you explained it quite well. We've missed you, but are managing ok. Los always gives us more than we need.

How's the baby?

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