Psalm 100 is a Psalm of Thanksgiving that invites all lands to praise God:
1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his;[a] we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
As we begin a New Calendar Year, I would invite you to take seriously God’s call to join together with other believers to worship the Lord with gladness and to come into God’s presence with singing! One of the beliefs of the Presbyterian Church is that we are inspired to worship God in all we do. Worship is our number one priority. Our primary reason for existence is to “glorify God and enjoy God forever.” We are invited to make personal prayer a priority and regularly gather to worship with God’s people. The Presbyterian Church is a lesser body when you don’t attend worship on Sunday morning! To be a Christian is to worship Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. To be a member of Christ’s body, the Church, is to share through Word and Sacrament in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit.
In 2018, we averaged 129 worshipers for services during the year. I would like to challenge the church to increase participating in Sunday morning worship for 2019. Please prayerfully consider how you might entering God’s gates with thanksgivings and God’s courts with praise on a more regular basis!! Worshipping the Triune God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit will allow you to grow in your faith and have a stronger relationship with God and your church family. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings!!