Monday, June 19, 2006

House Church

For the past two Sundays we have had an English worship service in our home at 3pm. We have been blessed with the presence of a new friend, Sharon, who comes from Eastern Canada: Newfoundland & Nova Scotia.

Our worship is simple and orthodox. We are blessed by Susan on the piano and I add what I can on the guitar. We are working our way through the book of Colossians. Next week we will finish the first chapter. We don't have sermon - we reflect on the passage read and after a while share our thoughts, listening and commenting on what each other says. It seems like a good format.

The first week, after worship we made doughnuts, as per the photo of Susan and Sharon; yesterday we made pizza! And that is no small feat without the use of an oven!! Someday I hope Susan writes a cookbook on cooking *anything* in a frying pan. I think we're going for something a little less heavy next week, perhaps fruit salad or the like.

We are encouraged by the Spirit in meeting. We pray that others around would feel free to join us as we study the Bible, trying to increase our knowledge of God's will so that we might live lives pleasing to God: "...we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." (Colossians 1.9-10)

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