Monday, December 10, 2007

Second and third Dallas church visits

We went to The Village Church two Sundays ago. (Village Church is located in Lewisville, TX also known as the Runaway Kangaroo Capital of America.) They're affiliated with Acts 29 and also have some historic ties with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC.)

We enjoyed worship quite a bit. They did one of Amy's favorite hymns, "It Is Well With My Soul." Matt Chandler's message was engaging, humorous and no-nonsense. This was the second sermon we've heard on money (from two different churches in two states) in three weeks. Maybe God is trying to tell us something!

We felt welcomed by the people, and our daughter enjoyed Sunday School.
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Yesterday, we went to Grace Church in Frisco, (not connected to the Grace Church we were a part of in Rochester.) The folks were very friendly and welcoming. It was raining here yesterday, and they had some teen boys escorting umbrella-less churchgoers into the building. We appreciated that.

Worship was very good, even though we were not familiar with most of the songs. There was a prophetic word given during worship. I liked the openness to the Spirit in that regard. We didn't get to hear the senior pastor, Craig Cabaniss, speak as he was out of town speaking at another church. Apparently, he oversees a number of Sovereign Grace Ministries churches in this area. A large portion of the families in the church homeschool, so that could be of help to Amy.

Both of these churches had a number of positive points. Because it's Advent season, a lot of churches are not in "normal" mode. We'll probably visit these and other churches again after the holiday season is over to get a better idea of what regular services are like.

4 comments:

Anonymous,  December 11, 2007 at 11:48 PM  

Dear Andrew Family,
I'm blessed to hear your oppion on Grace Church. I'm Theresa I work the coffee in the back. Hope you do come and vist again. God Bless.

macfamily7,  December 12, 2007 at 10:18 AM  

Dear Andrews Family,

I didn't get a chance to come over and meet you guys Sunday but would love to get the opportunity.

Do come visit again. We have been very blessed by Grace Church Frisco! I think my kids may have helped you with your
umbrella-lessness. :))

Christi MacNelly

David and Julie December 15, 2007 at 3:03 PM  

Dear Andrews Family,

My wife and I didn't get to meet you on Sunday, but we're delighted that you chose to visit us. Hopefully we'll see you next time you visit. We've been attending for nearly two years now, and have been blessed by the church in many ways.

Blessings,
David Holt

Brian December 16, 2007 at 10:29 PM  

Theresa, Christi and David. Thanks for stopping by the blog. And thanks again to your church for the warm welcome. My wife and I visited Grace Church San Diego back when Craig Cabaniss was the pastor there. Perhaps we'll get a chance to meet sometime.

Many blessings in Christ!

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