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Thursday, April 21, 2011
I was baptized as a baby and confirmed at age 12 into the Congregational Church body. I attended the Presybterian Church youth group through high school. I married a Baptist and joined the Baptist Church through adult baptism at age 19. In Pennyslvania there were no Southern Baptist affiliated churches in our area so we joined in worship with the Church of the Brethern. I like to say I've been on the roulette wheel of denominational church membership.
In years past we added our own symbols of rememberance such as having bread and broth (a different homemade bread and soup) on each Sunday during lent, reading scripture around the table and expressing celebration in a personal way.
Our busy lives can make observances outside of Easter Morning and Christmas Day easily obselete. The days come so quickly, many churches don't deliberately celebrate every one of the seasonal events and the sacred days often pass before we can organize our own demonstrations of celebration.
Let me encourage you to make an extra effort to discover the liturgical calendar, plan ahead and make a special family observance of one or more of the scheduled events. The blessings are ten-fold for your own spiritual journey, towards teaching your children the tenets of your faith, towards strengthening relationships and family unity. Enjoyable celebrations often become family tradition.
Your worship is an expression of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A relationship you want to honor and share. The liturgical calendar is a great resource for education and celebration.
Take a moment and share your fond memories of faith celebrations and traditions.