The very icy conditions kept a large portion of our congregation away this morning. I don't blame anyone who stayed home. Things were very slick! However, with such a small worshipping congregation it seemed like a good time to change things up a little. Jody and I had a little pow-wow at the back of the sanctuary and made some new plans.
The Spirit was moving at First Presbyterian Church!
Instead of sticking with the original plans we turned our time of sharing the Word into a time of REAL sharing. Congregation members chose Scripture to read, hymns to sing, and spoke of the blessings in their lives for which they are thankful. One I'd like to add - - I am thankful for a congregation that is open to changing things up a little when the time seems right and the Spirit is moving.
Here is a sampling of a few of things we shared:
One worshipper asked to have Psalm 8 read.
Another read from Ephesians 5:20.
We sang this Thanksgiving hymn:
The whole period closed with a time for meditating and giving thanks while Jody played this song:
May the offerings that were shared lead you to worship with thanksgiving wherever you are!