"Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity." Psalm 133:1
This past Lord's Day we at Providence Church had the splendid opportunity of worshipping with the brethren from Mansfield Bible Church. I continue to revel in the pleasantry of it. It is not often that you see unity in the broader church. The time in worship also whets my thirst for future interaction.
Both churches value Reformed doctrine and stress family integration when it comes to worship involvement. We came together after a couple members of MBC visited Providence over the summer. This led to a couple of cordial meetings between the leaders of the two churches. Because the leaders "hit it off" so well they decided to have a joint worship service.
The two elders from MBC opened and closed the services while members of Providence lead prayers and the communion service. Singing was jointly led by the representative worship leaders. We brought in Joe Maggelet as a guest speaker for the event. Joe brought a fiery message from Romans 8, and only served to enhance the ecumenicity of the event.
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