Drums, bells, organ, and singers were all making beautiful music.
Sunday afternoon was all about ‘GRACE’. A new church began. Two strong congregations in Las Vegas, First Presbyterian Church and Summerlin Presbyterian Church, came together and chartered as Grace Presbyterian Church. This reflected a few years of blending of congregations and sharing in ministry.
FPC came with a long heritage of faith and outreach in our community and Summerlin brought strong mission minded people flexible in worship and, well, lots of flexibility. SPC has been meeting in schools, and libraries, and a retail center. In order to survive we had to be flexible. As we come together we will be able to reach out more, be a stronger witness, and touch more lives for the Kingdom.
The service on Sunday was a blending of both. Strong praise music from the Worship Team, a bagpipe drum team, which was fabulous!!! There were gospel singers, a bell choir, large choir, wonderful organ music, and singing with the congregation. I was amazed.
As I sat there I thought about how this is the way it’s supposed to be. There isn’t only one way of doing things. There is good in it all. We were praising and worshipping all together. It didn’t matter what building or place we were in or what style of worship or music. The Word was proclaimed, we sang praises, and our hearts were touched.
It can’t get much better than that.
You can’t do it every Sunday, but it sure was great for the chartering of our new congregation. We are about Grace. God’s grace to us, and showing His Grace to others. We will all probably have to step out of our comfort zone a little . . . or maybe a lot, but God’s grace is sufficient for all of it.
OH – I am honored to be speaking to the women of Grace today at their first luncheon for the season. I am so excited.
Blessings! Feel free to share.
QUESTION: What do you think about different styles of worship? Do you agree that there are many styles that can touch the heart of people?
I’d love your comments – see the area below.
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