Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Timothy’s worship service was celebrated by at least an estimated 1,000 people this past Sunday, July 12, 2020, as approximately 150 gathered for in-person worship at Wyatt and approximately 800 “screens” tuned in from homes, all of whom were reminded that the act of worshiping our Lord is always reason to celebrate.
Pastor Rod shares his joy of participating in the first in-person weekend service in four months at Timothy:
“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2
Words cannot describe the amazing feeling of gathering as one in the Body of Christ for worship with our brothers and sisters at Timothy following a four-month void. One could feel the joy and excitement of uniting together in song. Whether it was a hymn or contemporary song, I could hear the voices of the worshipers offering their praise to God—even through masks. Maybe we needed this void to remind ourselves of the gladness we experience gathering with joyful songs. We perhaps needed a void to desire that longing to worship our God. With nearly 150 worshipers gathered under one roof, we have taken our first step forward towards in-person worship. It is our prayer that God continues to open the opportunities for all to return.
I, like many, longed for the sacrament of our Lord’s Supper. While it was provided in a very untraditional way, my heart was filled seeing so many people and having the opportunity to share blessings with one another. With just under 100 vehicles passing through for Communion, God’s gift of forgiveness and the strengthening of faith was received by many. I’m excited to share we can all look forward to August 2nd, when we can once again partake in Christ’s body and blood either during our in-person worship or as a drive-through offering for those who are unable or not ready to gather.