wow.The title sums up what happened last night at our 3rd Wednesday service. I have not had that kind of worship experience in a group format in quite some time.
We celebrated ASH WEDNESDAY. I know, 2 weeks late. We also were led in a unique prayer time by Pastor Jeff that I cannot even describe. And Dan really led us well in "worship." Wow. If you miss 3rd Wednesday...you are missing out on some of the most powerful experiences ever.
Back to the ash thing...there is something about being physical in our worship. As I touched the large group that was in my line and marked them with ashes in the sign of the cross, there was some sort of peace and presence that touched my soul in a new and really fresh way. "Remember from dust you came and to dust you will return, so now being dead to sins you are made alive in Christ Jesus."
Kind of ticked that my church experience (besides my early Lutheran days that I don't remember much of) never included some tradition that was worth implementing. What were they afraid of? That we would all jump ship for liturgy and the high church experience? No, really they thought it was cultish. Wow. So Happy LENT, (can I say that?) I know it's a time of repentance and penance, but oh well.
Don't miss this weekend. We will be sharing MONSTER VISION. It will rock your world. No, really. We are taking big risks for the Kingdom. You don't want to miss it as we continue our SERIES.
blessings, peace and new life.