"We enter to Worship and depart to Serve."
Where Have the Phone Booths Gone?
Last month we had the Memorial Service to honor the lives of our mothers and fathers, the brothers and sisters and the sons and daughters of our community who are now apart from us. On the following Sunday we honor the dead of all who have served our nation in the armed forces. For each person and for each group we grieve.
We mourn for the death of our loved ones, but if they could tell us one thing, it may be for us to continue to live and move forward in our life in Christ. We cannot go back in time, but our love for them continues.
The church of our past is also coming to an end. Many of us can remember when the church was the center of the community. Our pews were full and our Sunday school classes were overflowing. Everyone in the community either attended the Baptist, Methodist, or the Presbyterian Church. Attending church on Sunday was as normal as attending school on Monday. But that was then and not now.