Friday, September 29, 2006

More On GA Planning

Rev. Sean over at Ministrare has some thoughtful things to say about the GA Planning Committee's boneheaded decision* to eliminate our Sunday morning worship service and move it to 4 pm:

Sean's first post on the matter says, "the last thing I would sacrifice would be Sunday morning worship." Amen, Sean.
But in his subsequent post, he says, in effect, "but maybe I need to be less resistant to change."

I'm sorry that Sean back-pedaled here.
I think this is one of those times when wrong is wrong, and it's not about being resistant to change. A religious body should worship together on a Sunday BEFORE doing their work, not after, as a kind of parting shot before taking off.
The way the committee has planned it, worship seems tacked on, like an afterthought or an irritating obligation to be dispensed with when most people will be on the road home already.

I maintain that it's a shame and a disgrace.

It's just another illustration of the way that the GA planners think they're "moving the Association forward into the future" when actually they're just overloading us with information and recommendations, "thou-shalts" and calls to arms and other forms of activism that fail to recognize, honor and respect much of what the local congregation exists to do and to be.

* Note that PeaceBang is a little less circumspect than Rev. Sean in this matter


Blogger fausto said...

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

That sums it up nicely.


Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

Do you know when Christians began holding services exclusively on Sunday mornings?


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