Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Report: New Evening Service

Just thought I'd report in on how God is showing his kindness among us at York Street with the New Evening Congregation:
  • 32 People met on Sunday at our city apartment
  • Another 6 couldn't be here, but are keen
  • Matt Straw played tunes on his classic record player
  • We ate and met each other with joy
  • Three musicians, including one banjo player, led us to sing with joy
  • We took communion with 200 year old communion silver
  • Our text from Jesus was Matthew 9:9-16:
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
  • Last person left 5 ours after we began.
  • Next week, we gather again, asking God what is good and perfect will is ...
So many possibilities.

We have only prayers.

Pics by Jenny Ihn.


Michael Canaris said...

How on earth could 32 people fit in such a small space?

Cameron and Alex Grey Jones said...


dave miers said...

very exciting news.
praise God.

Anthony Douglas said...

You seem to have an overrepresentation of redheads. Perhaps you're targeting them at the expense of the rest of us? You may need to modify your approach...;-)

Andrew said...

Our prayers are with you Justin. Our city needs a movement of gospel based ministries and it's great to see another one being potted.

Mike W said...

fantastic! I hope it can keep being more about the redeemed community than the service.