January 18, 2012

An Ongoing Chat and an Invitation

A lot of random things are hanging around in the blog housekeeping department.

For those who have been following along with the post on Eating Well for You and Baby dealing with healthy eating for everyone ( no not just pregnant women) but of special interest to expecting moms and those with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes, you may want to click over to the comments for lots of discussion and more information than you ever cared to have.

Something that has been on my mind for some time, but that I never could figure out what... it was my desire to do something special here on  Sundays.  It finally hit me, like a stroke of lightening, last Sunday.  Elisabeth was burning up with fever, again.  So, wile the family went off to worship, she and I were curled up on the couch watching our church's service via live streaming.  I was thinking what a blessing that has been to me this last year.  With our family traveling so much, missing services when Carmella was born and the streak of sickness that has gone through our family repeatedly since the beginning of November.  I have been absent from more services than I care to count.  Yet, I don't feel like I missed anything, because I have been able to join my church family every Sunday morning and evening that I couldn't make it to the building.

As my mind wanders... did you ever notice that????  I started thinking about those who don't have a church family.  I truly can not understand how any Christian can make it in this dark world without a good church family.  But then again, maybe you don't miss what you never had?  And then I thought, "How can I reach out to those people?"  There truly is no replacement for having a real life church family.  And, by the way, we are commanded, in scripture, to be an active part of a local New Testament church.  And if you don't know what this is, drop me a comment or email and I will share with you what the Lord has to say about it.

But at any rate, there are those who are new Christians and perhaps haven't found a church home yet.  Or maybe you aren't a Christian but you would like to know what it is all about but don't want to step into a service to find out.  And there are those who live in an area where there is no good church home to be found.  (Although, be careful you aren't using this as an excuse.  I've known people who traveled hours each Sunday with young children to be part of a good church family.)  And then there are those who, either for short term or long term, may not be able to get to their own church home due to illness, travel, car trouble... who knows.  And perhaps their church doesn't offer this modern blessing.  

So, I thought, here's what I am going to do.  Each Sunday I am going to put up a post with a link and instructions as to how our church's worship and evening Bible study services can be viewed via live streaming.  And if you fall into one of those groups and would like to hear some great preaching you can just pop in.

Most Sundays, except on days when we have special services, our morning worship starts at 10:30 am EST.  The evening Bible study service begins at 5:00 PM EST.  I will have the link up by midnight Saturday/Sunday along with the times for that Sunday's services.

So what do you all think?

Maybe you might leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know you will be joining or that you have joined us.
" And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,..."  Acts 2:46

2 comments :

  1. That sounds interesting. We are looking right now for something closer to us. So this may be an option for a while. It's a great idea.

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