2510 N. M-52
Owosso, MI 48867
Our Summer Worship Together…
To begin with, take note that I am in favor of keeping the two styles of services going. That said, it makes sense that for the summer time we offer only one service, combining the two styles together. Not only does this make sense for the summer, it makes for a great opportunity. This move provides time and place for members to come together as one church family wherein we will get to know each other better and build stronger Christian relationships with one another. Not only is this the benefit of worshipping together, it will be a blessing to our joint fellowship time together. As your pastor, I am really looking forward to this because the rewards can be so good for all who work this well.
“Working this well” means three things. First: we do not worry about seating in our typical pew. Rather, we seek to sit next to a fellow church member we have not gotten to know. We talk with one another before and after the service; we worship together, commune together, pray together, and grow in faith and love together. Second: we do the same with the fellowship time! And there we talk, we laugh, we share a word of concern or support; and we grow in faith and love together. Again, I say: As your pastor, I am really looking forward to this because the rewards can be so good for all who work this well. Third: we sing together. Here we work to listen to one another’s voices. For no matter the style of music, all are singing prayers and praises to God! And when we listen to one another’s voices, we will recognize that we are also hearing one another’s souls—souls singing together in faith and hope. In all of this, will we not also sense the love of our Father, the presence of our Lord Jesus, and the vitality and quickening of the Holy Spirit! With commitment to one another, and with anticipation of experiencing the treasure of being the Body of Christ together, let us work this well; and reap the blessings that God of faith. - Pastor George