Monday, September 2, 2013

Yes... NO!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I addressed the issue of singing and shouting.  And, about the fact that I was going to church.

My first thought yesterday, was to go worship at the Salvation Army Citadel (SA), in South Windsor.  After all, when I worshipped there recently, I was grateful hearing the best sermon I had heard in a long time.

Realizing that it was the first Sunday in September, I decided to not go worship there.  Why?  Because, the SA does not do communion.  Ever.

Don't believe me?  Check it out for yourself.  Click on this link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salvation_Army

Remember, that I had worshipped with the SA 19 1/2 - 20 years ago.

Knowing that I truly wanted to participate in taking communion, I decided to worship elsewhere. 

My mind raced.  For a moment or two (2), I decided to worship at a Baptist church, where the people have been praying for me.

Something changed my mind.

I remembered that the church group was not only having baptisms, but were also having a celebratory luncheon.  And, I didn't really want to attend, knowing they would want me to stay for the luncheon.  Although I would have enjoyed doing this, it just wasn't possible for me to do that, on that particular day.

So, I decided to worship at a nearby Baptist church.  Although I enjoy the preaching and know some people who worship there, I have a personal reason for not worshipping there on a regular basis.

For the first time in a very long time, I was able to hear the pastor preach his sermon.  He had been sick with an abscess for a while, and had not been well. 

Yes, I had been praying for him, about his health concern. 

After the service, I asked him if he was now healed.  He told me he was.  Praise God!  Hallelujah!

I found his sermon to be wonderful.  I truly enjoyed it.  And, told him so.

However, there was one thing I didn't mention that was disappointing to me.  They didn't have communion.

Why?  I'm not sure.  I did wonder if it was due to Sunday being part of our Labour Day, long weekend.

Please realize that I know that we Christians do not need to take communion on a regular basis.  The important thing to realize is that when we take communion, we are remembering our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Just as God told us in 1 Corinthians 11:26, "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come."

Sigh...

You are aware, I'm sure, that I love remembering my Lord.  And, look forward to participating in taking communion.  However, that will have to wait for another time.

I realize that I don't need to be with a group to do this.  I realize that I can do this myself, at home. 

However, I truly prefer to do so, with fellow Christians.  It does my heart good.

In any case, I'm hoping that if communion wasn't held, due to being a long weekend, that there will be other church groups who did this, as well.  Or, maybe I should say, who didn't hold communion.

Hopefully, wherever I worship next SONday, communion will be available.

For this I would be thankful.  And, will continue to pray to this regard.


Until next time...

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