“…together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:6)

Have you ever wondered if going to worship makes a difference?  What if the sermon doesn’t interest you and the songs are not your style? Does it matter if you commune with God privately instead of showing up in church?  Peter Bower, in The Companion to the Book of Common Worship, tells the story of an elderly woman who was deaf and nearly blind, yet every Sunday she requested a ride to worship.  She was asked why she made the effort.  She replied, “I go to show whose side I’m on.”  This woman didn’t attend worship because it satisfied her.  She went so that she would be counted as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.  On Sept 29, First Church is holding a special worship service at the Community Arts Center at 11:00 am.  We are excited for this opportunity for our entire congregation and many guests to stand and be counted among the church of Jesus Christ.  We want to glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one voice—and we would love for you to join us.  If you can’t be there in person, you can watch it online at www.firstchurch.cc. – Pastor Janet Durrwachter