Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Back on Track

working on a Bible study
January 2019

Soon after I moved to Laramie, I began looking for a place to worship and discovered a Lutheran church that was friendly and welcoming. I felt very comfortable with members of the congregation. The pastor stopped by my apartment one evening, and after visiting with him and asking some specific questions, I felt that the church would be a good fit. I asked for my membership to be transferred, and I officially became a member of the Laramie church in October.

To be honest, I hadn't attended church the last four/five years I lived in Riverton. I missed the worship and fellowship and the opportunity to expand my faith, but I didn't feel like the congregation or the pastor shared my idea of a supportive Christian community.

Now, in addition to Sunday worship, I participate in a weekly Woman's Bible Study. Having finished part one of Isaiah before Christmas, we started part two the beginning of the new year. I typically work on the weekly lessons on Sunday afternoon.

Since finding this church and congregation, I feel like my spiritual life is back on track.

14 comments:

  1. Good for you! I'm glad you found a church that is a good fit. There isn't one around me that I like - even the one I grew up attending (which would be a hike anyway) has changed and not for the good in my opinion.

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  2. I'm so happy for you! His word, His Son and His Spirit are the only ways to connect to Him.

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  3. That is the most important thing in all the world, so happy you are connected:)

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  4. This is a wonderful thing Nancy! I’m so glad you have found a church home where you can grow in your faith and fellowship with others. It’s so important. The Bible says not to forsake the fellowship with other believers and I know you’ll be a wonderful addition to your church family. I’m very happy for you.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. So happy to hear that you have found a place of worship that is a good fit. I should make more of an effort to participate in ours. I will admit that I listen to our services via their streaming program instead of driving to town.

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  6. I think that can make a big difference in how you feel about being anywhere, and I'm glad you found a group that you feel are compatible. These days it's not that easy.

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  7. It's hard to make those changes and find a good fit. Finding a new doctor and a new hairdresser would fall into those same categories for me. My daughter and her husband had to "audition" several churches before they found one they really love.

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  8. Glad you found a welcoming church!

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  9. Nothing is better than having the comfort of a Church home base! I haven't taken time for a regular Bible study in years and I think it about time to rejoin that comfort as well. Thanks for the reminder Nancy.

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  10. Yeah! I know how it is when you find a good fit, so glad you did.

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  11. How LOVELY. Im sure GOd guided you there!

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  12. I'm glad you found your good spot. Sounds like Laramie agrees with you on MANY levels.

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  13. Nancy, I grew up in a small country Baptist church. For Sunday School, 35 was a high attendance number. I have lived in the Dallas - Fort worth area since 1976. They have Mega churches here. I don't feel comfortable around large crowds. I'm so glad you found your church family. i miss mine!

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