Dear Burlington Church Family,
“Hospitality Sunday” – Join us this week as we share in Christ’s hospitality.
Joyful worship at 10:30 a.m.
Annual Fall Lunch for everyone immediately after! Why not invite a friend?
Christian Education – We’re off to a lively start.
Sunday classes for Kindergarten through Senior High (10:30 a.m.)
Adult Study Group (9:15 a.m.) has just started talking about a new book -
What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? (A Guide to
What Matters Most). Plenty of time to get involved!
Have a blessed weekend!
Rod and Linda (in the church office)
One of MY New Years resolutions is to get back in the habit of posting the sermons on the website. I must admit, I might feel more inspired about it if I knew anyone LISTENED to the sermons I post, so if you happen to enjoy these (or even think they’re a good idea) please make a comment on this post and let me know!
These sermons are from June, I think.
Sermon 1: Confrontation in a vineyard
Sermon 2: A bridge not a barrier
A Celtic Rune of Hospitality
We saw a stranger yesterday,
We put food in the eating place,
Drink in the drinking place,
Music in the listening place,
And, with the sacred name of the triune God,
He blessed us and our house,
Our cattle and our dear ones,
As the lark says in her song:
Often, often, often, goes Christ in the
Are we ready for guests?
Every church wants to be known as a friendly church, of course. But the reality goes much deeper. To extend a true welcome, the hospitality of Christ, is to do all that is possible to make a place for every one who comes seeking a spiritual home.
The new season will bring guests our way. Let’s be sure we’re prepared with the basics:
A church that looks fresh and cleaned as though prepared for company
Greeters at the door—always
The front entryway as “the welcome zone” on Sunday mornings (the job of any member there is to say hello to everyone who comes in the door—other discussions should take place around the corner in the hallway)
Every member feeling equipped to introduce themselves to visitors and offer to give directions, answer questions, and invite to coffee hour
To give us a chance to brush up on our basics, the Hospitality Committee is planning for sometime in early fall to provide all worshipers with our “Guidelines” piece on being a welcoming church.
The committee will also be reviewing the use of the sample church “business cards” provided in the spring so that members may have a resource to hand any acquaintance as part of an invitation to our church.
“As you have done it to the least of these my brothers and sisters you have done it to me.”
Enjoy these golden days of late summer!