(Tim, w/thanks to Luke and a host of others) Last night, Church of the Good Shepherd was filled with unbelievers who came to our third annual Christmas Sing-a-Long and heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed through words and music. Like twenty minutes of Scripture and preaching and forty-five of Scripture in song. My heart, like all believers there, was filled with joy. Thank you, Jody, Phil, Jim, Andrew, and Aaron (and yes, you too, Mick). Thank you makers of cookies and cocoa. Thank you publicists/marketers/advertisers. Thank you, members of the choir. Thank you, orchestra. Thank you, sound men. Thank you, young men at the projector. Thank you, set up and tear down men. Thank you, Luke, for taking pictures. Thank you, Ben, for the graphics. Thank you, Ali, for serving us all. Thank you, Dave, for helping Jody with his sermonettes. Thank you, wives and husbands of the band and choir and musicians, for sacrificing your loved one for many hours over many weeks. Thank you everyone!
I'd say close to half the congregation was not from Church of the Good Shepherd, many of whom were unbelievers invited by believers who love them and asked them to come with the prayer that they'd hear the Gospel, repent, and believe. May God answer our prayers.
If you'd like a recording of the evening's worship, please send Ali an e-mail.