This coming Saturday morning our church will meet outside in the heart of Phoenix to serve the homeless. Those who live on the mean streets have restless souls, so Karmann will bring her guitar and sing, for music sooths the soul. The music prepares their restless souls to receive something else they need; God’s Word. It will be a simple message like, “God so loved the world …” (John 3:16). After the sermon we will have an alter call, and offer communion.
When the service is over there will still be needs, so we will serve a hot meal, for many it will be the only meal they will have that day. After the meal we lay out the clothes we have brought for them. Those living on the street don’t have a way to wash their clothes, so what few clothes they have don’t last long. The socks, underwear, gloves, and coats we bring are always appreciated.
Before we leave our church circles up, with many of our homeless friends joining us. A rhythmic clapping begins, and we all sing, “When I die hallelujah by and by, I’ll Fly away …”
Now that’s Church,