A touch of humour from Darryl G. Hart’s OldLife.org — so good I had to share it.
A couple of comments recently suggested that it’s all negative all the time at Oldlife. So here’s a list of reasons why I love my congregation and its ministry.
We sing from a hymnal (and a good one at that).
We pray at least six times during an average service (eight or nine with a sacrament).
We have two preaching services each Sunday (different sermons).
Our pastor wears a suit and a tie.
Our congregation stands still to sing.
Our services feature the Word of God – the salutation, the call to worship, the lessons, the declaration of pardon, the exhortation to give, the sermon text, and the benediction.
Our people do not dress like they are going to Vacation Bible School – even in the summer.
Our pastor explains the sacraments before administering them.
We hear the law and the gospel.
We assemble at Mt. Zion.
Women sit on one side of the room, men on the other (kidding).