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This coming Sunday, February 4th at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center (32 North Main St.), we will be Gathering together once again for a time of worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer. 

Day to day, in the struggles, blessings, work, rest, joys and tears of life, it is easy to lose sight of the fact these present days that we are given to live are but the very beginning (for us) of a much grander, eternal story. That story which, by its very breadth and depth and character, catches up and makes beautiful all of our, smaller stories. C.S. Lewis in "The Last Battle" reflects upon sobering, staggering perspective that the eternal purposes of God cast upon our days, in the light of Jesus' own coming again:

“... the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures... had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

It is in worship that we remind one another of the truth of that great, unfolding story. It is in worship that, by grace and by the Holy Spirit that we PARTICIPATE in the very life of eternity, even now! It is no small thing for the Church of Jesus Christ to gather together in worship. In the course of the days we have been given to live in this present age, there is really no more vital or beautiful discipline to abide and cherish. It is together, in worship, that we REMEMBER, and joyfully discover again the true beauty and gift of this life; proclaiming, together, the Lord's death and victory, our hope, until He comes again!

See you Sunday!