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Why we go to church
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Those of you who have subscribed to Heaven On Wheels are most likely churchgoers. When I was a kid attending Catholic mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Aurora, Colorado, I honestly hated going to church. There was (for my taste then and now) too much ritual and not enough of the presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Even when I started attending church again at Christ Lutheran Church in Highlands Ranch in 2007, I felt it was an obligation, not a joy. I even served as an assisting minister at that church, helping with baptisms, communion, and services, but I wasn’t INSPIRED. It wasn’t until we left that church in 2019 because of our concern that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America had become too “woke” and found our true church family that I realized what church was all about.
Acts 2:42 describes that perfectly:
“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”
Acts of the Apostles 2:42 NLT
Add to that short list the following items: enthusiastic worship, and praising the Lord with all your heart. That’s the recipe for what “church” should be and CAN be, something you look forward to several times a week.