How was church today?

Carolla

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I went to a different United church today - not too far from me, but a more 'inner city' vibe to that neighbourhood. I liked the multi-ethic group that was gathered there. I think I miss that mix of ethnicity since retiring from work - and being surrounded by more suburban WASP folks at church. Sermon was good, down to earth and relevant, although I was surprised to see the minister in a black robe & clerical collar, which seems so 'old school conservative' to me. Apparently the music director & about half the choir had called in sick ... so music was adequate with a fill-in pianist. I think I will go a few more times & see what's happening there.
 

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This sounds like a sermon I would love to hear! I led worship today and called the message "Opposing forces". I hope it was inspirational. I love Epiphany music, and after a couple of the songs I said...Well, you don't really need a sermon: This song says it all!
 

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The church I attend is dying and are not cognizant of the how, when, where and why ...

Some concern was raised over having a proper minister available for the rites of Communion ... they appear to be unready to speak of options to tradition ... non-traditional communion as AGAPE?

If we changed could we learn something? It seems so irrational ... but it does form a stick standing out in the field theo Ra ...

There are those that say there is no other theory for the peace of mankind but brute force and violence ... BULLY-bully! Ferdinand the gentile bulloch is out there ... all hidden in the mythology! De NUT'd one ... OCHm'n!

Are you aware that ochm'n is a non-translatable expression ... like omega'd ... an alien expression to say least! C'est fini? Could be ...

The roue'stands ... sometimes dancing ...
 

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For the second Sunday in a row we've had bad weather. Last weekend it was snow, then freezing rain and ice pellets, followed by more snow. Then cold temperatures freezing everything outside. Seelerman found that he couldn't's chip away the ice in the driveway to get to bare pavement. Today it's been snowing steady since the early morning hours – big flakes that it piled up maybe a foot of snow. Unlike Newfoundland's big storm there was little wind or drifting. The snow has tapered off to a few flurries now. It actually looks quite pleasant out. But the streets weren't plowed this morning and even now there is a pile of snow on the car and the driveway not blown out.
Two weeks we were not able to get church.
Our church didn't close but send out a notice that people decide for themselves whether it would be wise to come. Some people live within walking distance, or skiing, or have the vehicle that can handle the weather. 10 years ago I might have tried to get there myself. But now I'm just hunkering down and letting WC 2 be my church.
I'm thinking of homeless people and hope that they have found shelter. And of the people of Newfoundland the were almost buried in last week's storm and have today's storm heading their way.

Perhaps it is ironic that our minister recently retired and we were planning a luncheon for her last week. It was postponed to this Sunday and postponed again. Maybe we shouldn't have it on Sunday :giggle: but plan it for another day of the week.

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Last Sday meeting was at my place, but because of the storm, nobody showed up. Tis Sunday it was snowing uite a bit, but the house of the other friend was only 3 km away. Wolfville had even ploughed the sidewalks already despite it still snowing quite a bit. Others were in walking distance. After worship we connected with two friends by phone, one in the neighbourhood and one in NFL , to make decisions about a retreat in March. Worship included a group driveway shovelling action.
 

Carolla

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But now I'm just hunkering down and letting WC 2 be my church.
I hear you about this. Maybe join me in watching the livestream of worship from Hillhurst UC in Calgary - John Pentland's church. I really enjoyed it the past two weeks. But factor in the time zone difference :)
 
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