the view from the pew 4-23-16

It’s Saturday service! Susan and I go when we can so she can sleep in on Sundays. Susan will be a big fan of Jeremiah 31:25-26 when she reads this:

“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes”. At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me. 

Susan is one of the world’s great languishers what with how hard she works, as well as battling traffic to and from downtown, and doing girl things around the house. Sleep, is indeed, very pleasant to her.

Saturday service is nice because they canned the band (which performs at the 11:00 Sunday LOUDROCKNROLL!!! service) and now it is just Paul playing the piano. It’s not unlike the church services you see in TV westerns except none of the women wear bonnets and the men don’t twirl six-shooters. We learned our lesson from the last time we attended and sat on the left side of the sanctuary where the late afternoon sun doesn’t barrel down on the hapless (yet nonetheless joyful) Christians who like to have some space between themselves. It also makes for a poor sermon illustration on Transfiguration Sunday weekend.

Pastor Sattler’s sermon was called What Love Looks Like. Without going into detail, it looks nice. Add to this the confession of sins followed by the announcement of God’s forgiveness, communion, the Nicene Creed and one of my favorite songs, Give Thanks, it made for a very warm and thoughtful worship of my Lord, Jesus.

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