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The Importance of Worship

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”” (Psalm 122:1, CSB)

It was Winston Churchill who first said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste” in the context of forming the United Nations after WW II. With that in mind, I’m looking at this Corona Virus pandemic and trying to decide what we can learn from it.

One of the lessons isn’t new, but was reinforced over these last 10 weeks: Church is not a building. We are the church! Y’all have been amazing as you’ve ministered to a hurting and worried community. I think we already knew this lesson in our heads…but now it’s gone to our hearts.

But here’s something new we learned: Worship is a choice. We were asked to stay at home, not go to work, our favorite restaurants were closed, we were asked to wear masks…AND they closed the church doors! But we and millions of other churches still found a way to worship!

We never missed a week! Why? Because worship is important to the believer on this road we’re on through life. Despite the challenges involved, we chose to worship! And that’s the gist of Psalm 122 we’ll be discussing Sunday.

We’ll discuss how worship leads to unity and how it helps us hear God’s voice. I hope you’ll join us – online or at the building – it doesn’t matter. We’ve been a unified church body over these last ten weeks apart, and we’ll be a unified church body this week, too! We choose to worship!

So whether you’re “here” or “there,” I’ll look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Pastor Jim

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