Sunday, January 27, 2008

Being Church

A small part of the Church of Jesus met tonight.
They are all colleagues in the pastoral ministry: Pam and her two sisters; Dave and his family; Gerhardt and Olive; Andrew and his daughters; and my family. We sat outside and made a fire and cooked some meat; and the teenage children played with Dave’s little ones on the back lawn of my home.

We talked about life: the problems of power failures, and of financial worries; and the pastoral problems we are dealing with. We laughed together about the things that make us afraid, and gave each other courage for the week ahead. We ended the evening with a song, and prayed for one another.

And this was a great way to be church.

10 comments:

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

There is just so much going wrong in our world and in our own country. Truth, Love and Integrity to bring hope into the lives of many is such a necessary ingredient. It is as though it is being rationed to a few.
So many miss out on the small group church - so let us pray for and end to "rations" - Blessings

Herman G said...

Eesch... Seems it got stuck -sorry