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Propelled by the Saints

January 29, 2006

I was honored to accept the invitation of a friend to join him at his church this morning, as our church was taking our monthly week away from regular services. It was nice to be able to sit in back and relax a bit and take everything in, and wonderful to join with people both ancient and current in the recitation of such a rich liturgy. Well-chosen and well-worn words which compel me to restate their truth, whether I might happen to feel it today or not. And it was wonderful to feel the strength of those around me when we came to a part that might be harder for me to say, and to have the choir stand behind me to fortify me in singing the final hymn: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”.

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2 Responses to “Propelled by the Saints”

  1. Deanna says:

    Amen and Amen. Very enjoyable morning.

  2. Mike Croghan says:

    Hey, I know my congregation’s average age is a little older than that of Mars Hill, but referring to them as “ancient” is a bit of an exaggeration…oh, wait, you mean the historical communion of saints. ;-)

    Seriously, it was really nice worshiping with you guys this morning. Thanks for coming. And I agree, getting to “join the choir” for the last hymn is pretty powerful. It’s the main reason I usually sit in that part of the church. That and it’s where newcomers often sit.

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, my friends!


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