From tomorrow’s church bulletin at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, suggested “thoughts to ponder during the organ prelude”:
Now that I’ve put away all my Advent and Christmas music I looked for something I haven’t heard in a while to entertain me while I cook and bake today, awaiting a brief visit from friends. I chose Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems CD. The last two songs, “Born in Chains” and “You Got Me Singing” remind me of Dylan, and Christianity. I hope Cohen knew Who he was addressing in the ultimate sense.
Romans 8: 1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
My brother, William, like me, also belongs to a Presbyterian church. Just as Seventh Day Baptist (the denomination in which we were raised) worship service structure differs among congregations, so does that in Presbyterian congregations. William’s church observes communion every week. I can not think of a better way to worship. Observing Communion reminds us why we are Christian. It takes away our pride. It unites us to each other in Christ.
A recent bulletin:
The painting was taken from another blog that features good poetry, First Known When Lost.
Sometimes a light surprises
The Christian while he sings;
It is the Lord, who rises
With healing in His wings:
When comforts are declining,
He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining,
to cheer it after rain.