Dinner is Church
March 8, 2018
There are times when you just need your church family. The past few weeks have been one of those times for our family. So, we went to Dinner Church, which is part of our Lenten observance. Not dinner then church but dinner is church. In the sanctuary. Much like the early Christian Church. We pray, sing, eat, talk, share, laugh, and have communion. It is beautiful.
Sometimes I really prefer the Lenten season as a religious observance because that’s all there is. There’s no tree, no gifts, no running around or family gatherings to schedule. It’s simple and profound.
Our children look forward to dinner church the whole year. They love helping to set up, getting to eat a meal mom didn’t cook, and then they run to the kitchen to help with the dishes. Wish I could get that enthusiasm at home, but I’ll take what I can get. I love that they get to feel such a sense of community. That there is a place for them at the table. That inter-generational worship and liturgical worship are so beautifully woven together.