I re-discovered a wonderful quote at the end of an old worship bulletin that said, “Worship has ended, let the service begin.” What a wonderful reminder that after we first come together as the body of Christ to worship, pray, praise and give thanks, we are now commissioned to go forth in service to follow Christ’s teaching. This quote reminds me that our church experience does not end with the benediction, but in many ways it is just beginning. We have been fed. Fed by the word, the music, the bread and the cup, now it is time for us to go forth and feed the world. With thanks to God we go forth, knowing that as the children of God, brothers and sister with Christ, we go forth to share in the blessings we have received. God’s service to us never ends and as we live by Christ’s example, neither does ours.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17)
Affirmation: “Filled with the blessings of God, I go forth now in his name.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall for our Contemporary worship and Praise service, “Acts of God.” Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship.
Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. www.fccnh.org
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