When you look at our weekly bulletin you will see the very first listing is the Prelude. It is there for the morning and the evening service. In some ways that is a key to the rest of the service. Most people don’t get there for that particular blessing. It is designed to prepare us for the rest of the service.
The gathering of God’s people should be a time of connecting and getting caught up, but at some point we need to come in and “be still.” We need too be still in order to prepare. That’s hard. The reception hall is the place for that conversation time to occur, but it’s still hard.
We are not saying you are not permitted to talk in church! The desire is that when the Prelude is announced and scripture read, we want to encourage you to take those moments to prepare as well for worship. Take a moment to pray and even read through the worship service to think about the scriptures, the hymns, the confessions.
There is no higher calling than to come into the presence of our God and Savior. We want him to be our focus. This triune God has come to us, and as we turn our eyes upon him, the eternal things become more important and we are renewed to believe and trust in him.
So when you hear the prelude announced, seize the opportunity to “be still and know that he is God” and sing with David in Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!”
Bible School (for adults and kids) is one the best opportunities for teaching and fellowship here at Tenth. Each quarter has some rich selections for you to consider. From the nursery to adults to children with special needs, there is something for everyone. Please take advantage of the chance to grow with your brothers and sisters in the grace and knowledge of Jesus by attending Bible School.
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