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What does the word “Sunday” mean to you? I often hear: Sunday is the only day of the week where I get to sleep in. Sunday, isn’t that the one day of the week where you, the pastor, works?

This isn’t meant to be a “guilt trip” if you don’t attend a church regularly. Instead, I was hoping that you might find it helpful if I shared with you some of the reasons why we gather on a Sunday morning.

What if Sunday morning is more about knowing that you are loved, you matter and that God is at work in your life?

There are different parts within the church service.

At the beginning of the service, we have a Call to Worship where there is a back and forth reading. This is to remind us that God is there. He wants to talk to us. He wants us to talk to Him.

God is present, and we matter to Him.

Throughout the service, we will sing a couple of songs. Songs help to give us words to say to God when we might not know what to say. They help us to thank God. They help us to praise and worship Him.

Songs often remind us again that God loves us and that we matter to Him.

We take time to share where we have seen God during the week. This helps to remind us that God is at work in our lives. We can see Him and what He does week to week.

We take time to pray for, and with, one another. God wants to hear what is on our hearts and minds. We take to time to read from the Bible. As in any good relationship, we take time to talk to God, and we take time to listen to God.

We then take time to wrestle with what God is saying through the Scriptures. What does it mean for my life? Where is God at work in me?

Hopefully, from the little bit of a description offered here, Sunday mornings might make a little more sense. Sunday mornings help us to remember.

God loves you. You matter to Him. He is at work in your life.

Please consider joining us Sunday mornings at Mt. Zion or Barnitz. Check out our service times and locations by clicking here.

Blessings, Pastor Matt

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