I am confused. . .

Saying (singing) the Doxology

Lyrics ~ Thomas Ken, 1637 – 1711

Music ~ Louis Bourgeois, c.1510 – c.1561

in the Grenevan Psalter, 1551

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

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Saying the Lords Prayer

(traditional)

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

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Saying the Apostles Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of Heaven and earth

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontious Pilate

Was crucified, dead and buried

He descended into the place of the dead

The third day He rose again

From the dead

He descended into Heaven

And sits at the right hand

Of God the Father Almighty

From there He shall come

To judge the living and the dead

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Singing the old hymns I grew up with – In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and many many more

It seems that almost all churches have contemporary music (services) anymore.  I realize that this brings in a much younger crowd to the church which isn’t bad in itself.  I could get used to the guitars and drums in the service except that they are way too loud and that drowns out the voices trying to sing the song.

I kinda like churches with Pews instead of the folding style chairs we have now.

I liked the days when folks weren’t in a rush to leave and get home but instead took time to talk to each other and make sure to talk to any newcomers. 

Although this isn’t a biggie I liked it when the minister wore a formal robe instead of wearing street clothes. 

The church I grew up in had a “Choir” and not a “Worship Team”.  With a choir it is easier to feel kinds of spiritual or reverent instead of having the rock n roll feeling that is not relaxing. 

There is a lot more but I will fill in the gaps later.

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