It happens in my house, too. On Saturday night, without fail, somebody will ask, “So, what time are we going to church in the morning?” “Ten,” I usually say without a blink. Or “8:30,” depending on how late the question is asked.
Once in a while, though, when I’m feeling a little feisty, I’ll say, “We’re not going to church in the morning.” “What?!?” come the surprised responses. “Why not?!”
“Because we are the church, remember? Tomorrow, we’re going to meet up with the rest of the church for worship.” Mostly they all just roll their eyes at me and hope they don’t have to hear the sermon again, the one where I remind them that the church isn’t a building, the church is people.
This message was adapted from the Bible study, “Act Boldly for Mission,” by Kelly Fryer available for free download under resources on womenoftheelca.org. Fryer is leading the Bible study at the Tenth Triennial Gathering next month in Minneapolis.