|They call themselves "a welcoming |
congregation" and they were right.
We climbed aboard a bus with the sketchiest of directions, not sure where our stop was, or what it looked like. A few friendly people pointed the way, and soon the five of us took our pew in a beautiful sanctuary.
I have spent time reflecting on why today's service meant so much to me. The sermon was inviting and accessible, and all of us found something helpful in it. Different voices offered readings and prayers, and it was clear each one felt confident about their leadership. The scriptures for the day echoed in the hymns and prayers. Even though it was a classy liturgy, well executed, there was nothing pompous about it. And the people around us were certain that we would not leave without a hospitable welcome.
I cannot think of a better worship service for our kids - or for us - to attend. If we are in town next Sunday, we would like to return. All of us.