Like many children I grew up singing the familiar tune: “Red, and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” But while that was music in our ears the melody didn’t always match the behavior of those who sang those songs. In fact, in our nation, we still have work to do before we can see people like Jesus does.
Perhaps that is why in part, it is always a special experience when our congregation hosts the Haddock Thanksgiving Community Worship service on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving where we welcome all the churches of our area to our church sanctuary. This service is one which our congregation looks forward to each year and it is one in which people often comment that they feel and sense the presence of the Holy Spirit. Yes- I know that we have different styles of worship and no doubt our tastes in music and preaching may vary- but the common bond that draws us together is that we desire to worship God together in spirit and in truth. Thanks be to God for this dynamic worship experience.