Mike's Monday Message

 

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Posted by Jeffrey Eglen on May 15, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

 

Being away seven days and missing two Sunday worship services reminded me how easy it is to get out of the “habit” of going to church on a regular basis.

 

According to Patheos, March 7, 2016 (a religious communication) church attendance is down across the board in all denominations.

 

At Palmetto, our attendance is up, but look how fast our Mt. Pleasant community is growing—I would guess less than 10% of the new residents in Carolina Park have worshiped with us. I don’t have answers to the question “How do we grow the church?” I’m not sure that is even the right question! I do know worship is a necessary part of my existence, and even when things are not going well in my life, once I enter the sanctuary for worship, I find a sense of peace, I am truly “glad.”

 

My prayer for our congregation, our Mt. Pleasant community, and our great country is that more of us will be glad that we have the opportunity to worship, and while it is true we can and should worship anywhere and everywhere, we are blessed to have this beautiful “house of the Lord” here at Palmetto.

 

So, I hope to see you this coming Sunday! We will recognize our graduates and offer a prayer of thanksgiving for all our teachers and helpers during worship.

 

Have a blessed week,

 

Mike

 

 

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