Our church is Presbyterian
Our church is a reformed Presbyterian church. Our pastor is great. He expounds the Word of God so well. We follow the RPW, or Regulative Principle of Worship. We sing from the Psalter, but also from the Hymnal. Our minister goes through the Bible, a book at a time. Though it’s so thorough, for when in a service, you’ll be flipping the pages of your Old and New Testaments back and forth, here and there … learn alot this way!
Some people don’t like the RPW. Well, they don’t go to our church where they can see how good it really is. High Church, I’ve been to those kind of services. I really, really like them … but they offer more emotional experience than true worship … I find that our church experience is much more theologically sound, now that we have the RPW as a form.
What did I do? I wrote this WONDERFUL post. And then hit the “publish” button. I didn’t “post” it, or “post & publish” it. No. I just published it. AUGH!
Bread is made, roast is nearly done. We are going to have some of the roast for dinner tonight, and take the rest to church for dinner tomorrow. It’s so nice to be able to streamline events like this!
Preparing for the Lord’s Day
Today we must prepare for attending Worship and fellowship on the Lord’s Day. The first Sunday of each month we have a long day at church. Normal morning service, dinner on the grounds, then another service, and then home for the rest of the day.
I’m in the process of making bread, so I’ll take a loaf of freshly made Whole Wheat bread, and probably Roast Beef (in the crock pot), with gravy, and Buttered Jasmine Rice tomorrow.
Preparing for the Lord’s Day so often is a busy time, doing this and that to get our things ready. There is a need to get our minds and spirits in one accord though, and make sure we have our best presented to God, internally and externally. For who do we go to worship? God. God can see me, I just can’t see God. God can see inside of me, others cannot. To remember that God is everywhere, is something we’d all do well to remember.
Ah, the children are abed, asleep. And there go the firecrackers, right in front of our house. Of course.
I’ve been messing around with this blog a bit tonight. I sit here typing as the fireworks are blasting away on the TV. Another sad 4th at home. Nah, I don’t like the traffic and elbow rubbing it takes to see them IRL! 🙂
Already I’m wishing I had my own domain NOW so I could do the really cool stuff with this. All in good time …