It wasn't today or the past Sunday, but the one before (yep, I'm really far behind.)
After lunch and talking to Ryan, I decided to look through my books I'm planning on bringing to India, and ended up singing for two hours from hymnals. (I made up most the tunes, I'm a lousy sight-reader.)
Then Erika came and we went to Starbucks. A couple weeks prior to this Anne, Erika, and I started an 8 week Bible Study. Anne was busy a few weekends, and we knew that from the beginning. But this week we were supposed to meet and something came up for Anne. So Erika and I decided to meet on our own.
I had texted invites to Lydia and another friend, Emily, to join us. To my surprise and joy, both did! We had a GREAT time, talking God and sipping on delicious beverages. The study is called "No Other Gods" by Kelly Minter.
We were hungry, and we started discussing what food might be at Merge later.
Emily is the one who introduced me to Merge last year, though I think it is the evolved version of BCM and Sunago, two fellowships I was involved in back in college. It is a young adult meeting for ages 18-28. It is a church service on late Sunday night with like drums and electric guitars and stuff, then afterwards everyone hangs out and eats and talks and plays games.
|Lydia and I- from the spring, but still!|
I had started bringing Erika a few weeks prior and she loved it. Lydia hadn't been before though, and was reluctant. So we basically dragged her with us.
The service was great and the songs and the sermon all seemed so relevant to things we'd been talking about lately. I ended up going to receive prayer at the beckon of God at one point.
At the end the minister announced, "Come join us for Moe's!"
We practically fell over ourselves laughing. As Erika said, it was like Jesus stopped and said "hi"!
One thing I love about Merge is people come from tons of different churches. It's called 'Merge' because it's meant to bring Christians together. I remember looking around and realizing there were 5 or 6 of us clustered together, and every single one of us had gone to a different church that morning. I love that!
(The unity of the Body is my passion, so that makes me so happy!)
Lydia said she'd definitely come back, but only if she had earplugs. (The music is LOUD.) We promised to get her some!
Ah, it was an amazing Sunday! I had such a God high!
I'll tell you a secret: I am writing this Saturday night. I often write my posts at least a day in advance. And writing this is getting me so excited for Sunday again!
Hoping everyone is having a great Lord's Day!