Sunday, August 26

Church Update

Church this morning was nice. We went to the 8:45 Contemporary servie. They had a Praise Team (which is familiar to us) and a band (which is new to us). The only song we knew was the very last song that was sung, Blest Be The Tie That Binds. Sammy & I wanted to cross our arms over our chest & hold hands singing it!!! :) (All you Camp Bandina-ers know what I'm talking about!) We were wondering what the difference was in the 10:30 Traditional service, and as we left the sanctuary, I saw some people in choir robes walking towards the front. So, that's atleast one difference.

The kids liked their Bible classes, which is always a good thing! Nick actually celebrated a birthday in his class, so he had a party, complete with cupcakes, balloons & goody bags. I'm afraid he might expect that every time he attends class now. But, the twins had so much fun that even when I came to pick them up, they wanted to finish their paperwork before getting up to go. We actually waited about 10 minutes for them before finally heading home. That's a good sign!

Sammy & I enjoyed the sermon & the friendly faces that greeted us. It was awesome to worship with people from around the world... Japan, China, England, Australia, Africa, India & more. It was awesome to sing with an international Praise Team.

Every day we feel blessed to have this opportunity to live overseas & experience a different culture across the world. Today was another reminder of that!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey, guess what? We sang, "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds" this morning at church! Glad you had a good experience!

Stephanie said...

Glad y'all enjoyed church! We miss you guys!

Lynn said...

John had a really good sermon this morning on what it means to be the body of Christ. You guys are great reminders for us of that in that you are still very much a part of us even though you are so far away, and now you have joined us to another body of believers as well and the Lord's body is ALL inclusive. Glad the kids had a great time because I know that it is hard being in a unfamiliar environment. Yeah! Sydney, Samuel and Nicholas! I know that God was proud of you just like mom and dad (and Ms. Lynn) for being so brave today. May the Lord just continue to bless you all as you serve Him together and allow us to keep peeking in on the wonderful work He is doing through you!

Anonymous said...

First of all, Lynn those were some beautiful words. Amberly, I have known you to ALWAYS have the Lord in you and I know he is with your family every step of the way. WE should never question His doing and this is Him just making you folks some strong and more blessed people everyday. Have a wonderful week!!

Ruthie:)

Kristi said...

What a great experience!! I am so glad that the kiddos had a fun time!! You guys have a great day today :)

Jenn said...

Thank you for sharing your experience - I am so glad that you were welcomed and felt at home with some familiarity. We miss you all!