Reflections on Sunday

Yesterday was wonderful day at Port Royal. The day started off with our Sunday School Teachers/Workers  Meeting. This was the first meeting that I have had with our teachers since arriving at Port Royal. I was encouraged by the 41 workers who came out early to breakfast and to be involved in the planning and work necessary that will lead to a healthier Sunday School. I am very proud of our Sunday School workers.

The morning worship service  was moving. The music was inspirational the our adult choir special was amazing. At the end ofour service, we had the opportunity to welcome three new members to our fellowship, one young couple and one young man.  It is always exciting to see people get connected to the church body. There were those present who are looking for a church home and wanted to know more about Port Royal. Their interest in encouraging. For yesterday I am thankful for the encouragement we were able to give, the ministry we were able to carry out, and the lives that were touched.  God is most definitely good.

Worship

“If worship does not change us, it has not been worship. To stand before the Holy One of  eternity is to change. In worship, an increased power steals its way into the heart sanctuary; an increased compassion grows into the soul. To worship is to change. If worship does not propel us into greater obedience, it has not been worship. Just as worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern life. Worship enables us to hear the call to service clearly so that we respond, ‘Here I am! Send me!’ (Isa 6:8)'”

Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline