January 20th, 2013

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Sunday January 20. Right Pew Wrong Church.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

This was the annual week of church unity. There was an ecumenical service at 10 a.m. co-celebrated with a R.C.priest and a protestant minister. I followed a stream of faithful and asked if this was the ecumenical service. Yes, certainly. But after a half hour of singing and hand-waving with the synthesizer and rock guitar  I felt right at home. Just like going to church with my youngest daughter at her Pentecostal service.  It turned out to be the Evangelical Church in Soest. I was close but missed the church by a city block. The preacher, Arenda Haasnoot, had her 6 point sermon displayed on the screen. It was an inspiring lesson on the Sermon on the Mount. But I was getting nervous. It was after 11 and I had told Arthur and Marjan I would be out of church by shortly after 11 ( as usual a Catholic service is done in an hour) and the evangelist was not done with point three yet. I left the church at point four. A block further I passed the right church where the crowd, pastor and priest were filing out. Arthur and Marjan were arriving by taxi from the Amersfoort rail road station when I pulled into the driveway.  I wished I could have stayed for the entire sermon and met some more of the members. A refreshing experience to see so many young families with children.