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."
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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