Monday, October 15, 2007
All Welcome to the Table
What a day we had Sunday for our Friends' Day. 101 showed up, including the guy sitting outside who we invited to lunch. Great worship and celebration of Agape's 6 month in existence. We had a wonderful worship, finished the Gospel of John, and had a huge Subway sandwich for everyone. Yet, as Lori and I talked about the day these thoughts came to mind:
We all brought friends from Dignity Village, Pioneer Square, homes in Southeast and Northeast Portland, Vancouver, Michigan, Cascade College, Portland State. People from various places in life, various sports, various struggles and addictions, various worries and concerns. Yet, at communion, we mentioned that all were welcome to the table. Sometimes in churches, this is the one time people are excluded. We all communed together and talked about how we are all in God's image and all have the right to become children of God, when we believe (John 1:12).
Its hard to believe that 1 year ago we were 16 people in a home. God is good!