Monday, December 24, 2007

Carols Service

a Jesus thought...
"Because you're not yet taking God seriously," said Jesus. "The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, 'Move!' and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn't be able to tackle." (Matthew 17:20-21)

a Godly thought...
The Scriptures do not present us with a series of Christian types to be imitated according to choice: they preach to us in every situation the one Jesus Christ. (p204 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
The principles Nehemiah used including that of sound democratic regulation should be employed by all corporations and church groups to govern the people. (p155 Barber)
a Dave thought...
Last night was our Carols service at Box Hill, where we sing ten of the most popular Christmas Carols and have the scriptures read to us. As like the last five or so years the hall was packed with over 400 present and up to 100 in the foyer. It is one of the few events we have at our church that attracts people of all ages across our four congregations.

Carols like no other music style bring unity and for whatever reason everyone is happy to tolerate a traditional Christmas gathering. It seems that music style is always the determining factor on who will sit or come to a particular service but all the personal preferences are forgotten as we get ready for Jesus' birthday.

So yeah it would be great to gather all ages, cultures & classes of our community together every week together for worship but unless we sing carols all year round for some reason we won't all attend. Anyway we have enough carols now with 116 in the book so maybe we just add the weekly carols service every week to the Sunday schedule & it will solve our unity problem, and the bonus is everyone will understand what we're singing about. Who's in?

Just a thought.

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