On Sunday May 17, Faith Church left it’s building! It was an incredible morning. My group (below) went to Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, the local social services organization started by area churches to provide free food and clothing to residents in need. It is an awesome place sharing love in the name of Jesus. We cleaned floors, bathrooms, shelves, clothing racks, sorted celery and potatoes, and had a blast throwing packs of paper products around!
Other groups were cleaning up the principal’s serenity garden at Smoketown Elementary School, mulching at East Lampeter Community Park…
…washing East Lampeter Township Police vehicles at Highland Car Wash, taking a mini-worship service to one of our home-bound members, providing childcare at the church building, and finally we had a group doing food prep for our celebration lunch afterward. It was a great day of worshiping by serving!
It is so fascinating how we tend to compartmentalize worship as something that happens in the sanctuary (room) of our church building. Usually it includes singing songs, preaching, giving and prayer. But this past Sunday we truly worshiped by serving the community. That’s a reminder that God wants to transform us into people who have hearts of worship 24-7.