Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sunday Worship at La Favede

We worshiped this morning with the congregation we have come to know and love so well, a little Reformed congregation that worships out of two sites (like the 2 and 3 point parishes in frontier days). The building is sparse beyond words. There is nothing architecturally stimulating for worship. The extreme reformed tradition rejects all accoutrements that reflect anything Roman Catholic, so the walls and windows are bare white and clear. It is Word of God alone, preached and sung (vigorously). There were 21 of us in worship and we sang at least 6 hymns! The pastor, from Madagascar preached along and complex sermon that Martha followed and, she says, I slept. I told her I was in deep and nodding prayer, but she did not believe me. We were greeted warmly and invited to Journee de Eglise (a homecoming feast) at the other church next week. So I hope to bring greetings and maybe even a photo from Montecito Covenant Church to them next week.


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