Sunday, April 5, 2009
Come to the Church in the Wildwood
Today was Palm Sunday so we went to the little Methodist Church just down the road.
It was the happiest little church I have ever been in I do believe.
The children were gathered at the door getting their palms and came joyfully down the aisle waving them. So cute.....Jesus loved it I am sure!
The pastor has recently adopted two little boys from Guatemala. They are siblings about 2 and 3 years old.
For the children's sermon he had all the kids come sit on the palm leaves....."two rumply" said one of his boys. The pastor talked to the kids about how Palm Sunday was like if the President came to their school. People would wave and cheer....what else would they do he asked? Use their manners! said one. "No hitting or kicking" said another.
"Say please and thank you".
One little girl said "I have new shoes; how do you like them?"
"I like them", said Pastor Scott.
We had a Responsive Reading from Psalm 118.
We prayed the Lord's Prayer together.
Their choir of 8 did an Easter cantata of some of my favorite hymns.
Jesus, is the Cornerstone.
The Old Rugged Cross
I Love to Tell the Story
They invited us to stay for their Fellowship Meal after church and we did. I sat next to a lady who lost her husband last weekend, but was back in church today.
I talked with a woman who had custody of her cute little grandson Alex while her high school aged son helped fix the tables.
Just sinners saved by grace.....it was good to be in the house of the Lord with the family of God.