Today I went to the church I found on google. I was nervous about attending but I need not have been. Everyone was friendly and very informal. It was a relaxed and loving atmosphere. These people just sincerely wanted to worship God and learn from the word more of his ways.
The group numbered about 25 with a good mix mostly young but a few elderly as well. I felt welcome and at home.
We sang and worshipped God for about 20 minutes then had coffee and snacks for about 15 minutes, then the Pastor read from the Bible and shared about it. The service started at 10:30 and ended at 12.
The church has gone high tech with the music from the computer displayed on a screen in the front. Much easier than holding a hymn book. The ESV English Standard Version the translation was used. I may have to let go my hold on King J. The claim the ESV makes is that it is an accurate translation of the original in everyday English. Gee, giving up my Thees and Thous may take awhile.
The scripture today from John 7:37-38 “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. whosoever believeth in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
I don’t know about you but I have a thirst for something more in my life. I desire to be fulfilled and any emptiness or longing for something more will be filled. I want more meaning and purpose in my life.
I will come again. It seems strange for now because I haven’t been attending church regularly for 24 years. Hopefully it will become once again a central vital part of my life.