Monday, May 6, 2019

Welcome Visitors

At SPPC we are happy to welcome visitors -- all visitors, including this young deer who recently sunned himself in the Garden of Remembrance for the duration of the sermon. I can't remember if Rev. Irwin peached on peace, or not, but this fellow presents a perfect example.

Buck, a neighbourhood cat makes frequent forays to our church. We don't keep cat treats on hand but he likes the cuddles.
Don't we all value our church community for the fellowship? A handshake, a hug, a sympathetic ear, a good laugh--they're all part of being a congregation.

Snowbirds. Just like migrating birds, we welcome a number of regular visitors during the winter months. We aren't Hawaii, but we're the warmest part of Canada from November through March. Refugees from ice and snow are happy to call SPPC home during those months.

Tourists. We're glad to see travellers hop in for services and other
events. The sign-board at the gate alerts passers-by to Friendship Coffee and Bible Study.

Guests. Some people stay home when they have company, but I bring mine to church. After sight-seeing for hours, eating too much and staying up too late, some soul-renewal is a welcome refreshment.

Providing hospitality to visitors, is just good manners. It's also doing God's will.

Romans 15:7  (KJV)

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

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