I did not know one song. I'm a quick study, however, and was able to join in by the second verse of each song. During the second song or so, (we were late so I don't know what they did before we arrived) I get a tap on my shoulder and imagine my surprise to see a long time friend ready to greet me! God is so awesome to put us where he wants us to be - as long as we stop and listen.
Pastor Brian preached on Matthew 16:26ish. Here's what I remember...
He told of an old Quaker (YAY went my heart) who was sitting in the meeting house and a gentleman came and sat down beside him. All was quiet when the visitor leaned over and finally asked the old Quaker, "When does the service begin?" The old Quaker replied, "When the worship is over." In essence, service is what we do once we leave here...
Since we're here on a service project work weekend, I just sat there thanking God for the grace He was showering on me.
This is what service looks like to me:
From the roof tops we worked.
Yes, this is what service looks like to me:
My 1000 Gifts today is three things found in church: 1) A friend from 20 years ago, 2) New worship songs and 3) a new friend made!