|The people kept coming!|
Simple and joyful music right from
Then they began to set up metal chairs as well. What were they thinking.....then it became obvious. PEOPLE! LOTS OF PEOPLE! Young families and children and high schoolers and college students. Lot's of folks were coming to worship! The music was simple, a big recorder, a flute and a violin. The priests (3 of them) came in, kissed the altar and we began worship. We said the Nicene creed, we heard the lessons read and enjoyed a very nice sermon about the need for rest in a restless world. Afterward there were announcements, a collection for the Palestinians in Gaza and a call for volunteers to help with a Christmas card project and with a group that was going to get together with other Christians and talk about how to make Oxford a better place. After worship folks gathered for Coffee, Tea and cookies.
These are the overflow chairs where
the monks sit... sanctuary is full
When I get back in celebration of the Reformation we are going to have a Baptismal Fest! All during the fall we are going to look at our Lutheran Christian story and we are going to invite people to join us in the sacrament of Baptism. To be washed with the Holy Spirit and to connect with the church. We are going to invite adults, and children, and families and strangers to come and hear the good news of Jesus and then to receive the gift of his promised salvation that comes through baptism.
|What are all these people doing here!! WORSHIP!!!|
Let's remember that that Christ is not dead; but alive! And so should the Church reflect this in all that we do. So if you aren't baptized....we're coming for you! If you need to get your kids baptized....we're inviting you! If you want to find out more about the faith....we're encouraging you!