- As delivered and discussed at our first sermon at Maranatha Fellowship
Hooray! As you can tell from the title...we have indeed found a church fellowship to attend! I am so excited about this, that I may just go pop!
We actually found it through a recommendation, made by my friend Erin on this post...many...many months ago. Up until recently we had let things slide in regards to us making a firm decision in this area. I finally got to the point were I felt if we didn't do something now, then we never would...and I was worried that the children would never experience Christian fellowship.
I gently urged my Husband to begin discussing this topic once more. We finally agreed that the Maranatha Christian Fellowship is were we felt a leading from the Lord. I (at Brian's request) sent an email to the Pastor explaining our need for Christian fellowship, stated that we felt led to join his church and that we would like to attend a service there. Pastor Gerard emailed me back with a enthusiastic open ended welcome!
This Sunday we attended our first service! It was all we had hoped and more! We arrived to the sound of praise music seemingly lifting off the roof! Both Brian and I had never experienced a service quite like it! It was double to triple the duration when compared to an Irish Catholic mass...but none of us even noticed!
The Pastor showed us around after the service and welcomed us back again...we then joined the congregation for tea and biscuits! We chatted and sipped our tea for about a half hour and then we said our goodbyes and proceeded to the playground around the corner. I had promised Dylan that if he was a very good boy then he would be allowed to play for a little while afterward! He was thrilled...Amy and he played about whilst Brian and I talked over our experience.
Brian and I were most moved by our first experience at Maranatha Fellowship and are looking forward to next Sunday with great anticipation! The children also had a fantastic time and Amy told me that she very much enjoyed the sermon...and was looking forward to next week!