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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

09 October 2011

At Home

I mentioned a couple of months ago that we were in the process of changing churches, complete with a story of how we found a particular one: I was on my bike one day, took a wrong turn onto a really busy street, thought I was going to be killed, and then got a good look at a church building when I finally got to the safety of a red light. There was no particular denomination or name on the outside, so I googled them when I got home, and Chad and I decided to go visit.

Four months later, we've decided that Red River is our new church home. We have a lot of reasons for liking it, so I'm not going to bother naming them all. Suffice to say that we feel that this is a place where we can love and be loved, and where we can serve the community alongside our new friends. And where it's okay that we aren't all in the same place in our spiritual walk. That makes me so happy.

Also at the new-to-us church: They have a praise band. I've spent my entire life (minus a few Sundays) worshipping a cappella. I'm well and happy and good singing with instruments, but it should be a really interesting conversation when my grandma comes to visit. Also, they're really good and a pleasure to sing along with. The band, that is, not my grandma, who is a pleasure to sing with for reasons that are not the least bit music-related.

It was at Red River that we first saw this video, which makes me giggle every time I see it:

I asked this a while ago, but now seems like a good time to rehash it all over again: What are your favourite hymns? Do you have a preference between instruments or not?


Anonymous said...

It may have made you giggle but it brought tears to my eyes.
Hymns...the old fashioned ones accompanied by a wheezing organ played by an organist wearing boxing gloves.

Su said...

Well, yes, it made my cry, too. Lots of emotions, really. And I have to say I've never seen an organist wearing boxing gloves.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Our church participated in Back to School Sunday.
Our band is contemporary - no hymms! I love it. Nothing like jamming in church.

Su said...

Hee, too true. I think we've heard one hymn in the four months we've been at this church. I like both kinds, though-- sometimes I have to sing some hymns at home to stay in practise. ;)

Karen Peterson said...

It's so good to find a church where you feel like you belong. I remember going to a church as a kid and we didn't really know anyone there. And when we stopped going, no one even noticed. I'm much happier where I am now.

Su said...

Aw, how sad! I'm glad you found a place to belong.