Each Friday we have Chaplain’s Corner, our in-house worship service at 2:30 p.m. We meet at the dining room in our facility and typically have around 30 residents who attend our worship service each week. We have a resident who is 100 years old and plays the piano. She enjoys it as much as any other resident. She says, “I now know what my purpose is in being here. Even at 100 years of age.”
This past Friday, we had a wonderful time together in song, word and fellowship. I opened the service by reading from Psalm 67, and then we sang “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Love Lifted Me,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “Send the Light,” and we closed the service with “How Great Thou Art”. Our message was titled “Just Keep Walking.” The verses we used were Genesis 5:21-24 and Genesis 6:8-9. In both of these scriptures, Enoch and Noah walked with God. With Enoch, God took him out of the world, and with Noah, God destroyed the world around him. But in both cases, the Bible tells us that they both walked with God. The residents were so uplifted and we had a wonderful time together. We have heard many positive reports from this past Friday’s worship service.
We will do it again this coming Friday at 2:30 pm. With this Friday falling on Oct. 31, which is Halloween, the residents voted against canceling the service for a party. They voted to have the worship service and then have a party. We will meet in song, word, fellowship, and have another great time together.