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Last Weekend's Service

I had wanted to write this up since Saturday night service, but the only time I've had internet is for a little bit at work (working on school stuff) and at FH's house (spending time with FH...). So I thought I'd share it now.

Our pastor spoke on Joshua 4 last weekend. It was a very short message because he wanted to focus on something else. In this passage is when the Israelites carry the stones representing each tribe and build a monument to mark where they crossed with the ark. When we entered the service, we were given a brick (one per family). Then the pastor spoke shortly on the significance of this passage and that we were going to be building an monument that would make people stop and ask "What is that?" and each family would place a brick that would represent the promises of God and the burdens we have been delivered from. Then they played worship music and each family went up and placed their bricks, which created the shape of a cross. This monument is going to be placed outside the church building. It was a very emotional experience, and then particulary for me because FH and I were only given one brick (one per family...!) and it was the first time we were recognized as a family. It was just a really great message and thought I would share.

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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for sharing  :) I'm about to start going through the book of Joshua myself!
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    edited December 2011
    Sounds completely awesome!!


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    edited December 2011
    FS&BIL have an "Ebenezer Wall" (as in "here I raise mine Ebenezer" from Come Thou Fount) referring to the stone of help in 1 Samuel 7:12 that was raised after Israel finally defeated the Philistines and took back the Ark of the Covenant.

    In the center is a painted canvas that says, "God was here" surrounded by their wedding picture and pictures of their girls.  They have "pretty paper" that they use to write things God has done and pin them around the pictures.  FSIL has a scrapbook that she plans on using to put the pieces of paper in when they start looking worn or if the wall fills up.
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    edited December 2011
    rachel - wow!!! that sounds soo amazing! and how fun and wonderful to be recognized as a family! cant wait tfor that!

    emily - i LOVE that!! what a great idea! 
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    edited December 2011
    very cool! Thanks for sharing! 
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