Tag: Communion

Beauty

People have been struggling to put pen to paper and define beauty for millennia. Consequently there are a plethora of eloquent and pithy quotations about the essence of beauty. Though our words might not be quotable or poetic what we have to share in this post is beauty personified.

This week we worshiped with our brothers and sisters in the Pisambilla Church.

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The singing was led by two beautiful young believers.
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Pastor Carlos spoke eloquently about becoming the person God wants you to be.
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We could feel the refreshing cold wind and occasional rain drops from Cayambe’s glacier.

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Cayambe is on the equator! After Church we descended down the mountain and enjoyed some time on the equator. Elias even spent some time running around the world.

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Experience

Experience is central to our faith.  As missionaries we never ask people to simply embrace the intellectual tenets of our faith, we invite them to experience the grace, love and forgiveness that we enjoy.  In John 13 Jesus expresses our faith in two meaningful experiences.  Our Lord established Foot Washing and Communion as experiential expressions of our love, humility and unity.  Here is one of Timothy’s sermons that explores these themes.  This sermon was lovingly given to the Hillside Ave. Church of God congregation.

On this Maundy Thursday we hope you enjoy an experiential worship service at your church.  Our prayer for you is that your love will be magnetic, your service unifying, and your fellowship sticky.

In His Grip,

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