Last weekend, one of Midland's old churches open its doors on a new venture, and a new addition to the Tall City's community of faith.
So, how did it go?
It's called "The Bridge," a new worship service that's been added to the schedule at First Presbyterian Church-Midland.
"The Bridge is an ancient-future worship experience at First Presbyterian Church, each Sunday morning at 11:00 in the chapel," The Bridge's website explains. "Our desire is to engage God's ancient words in a new way, all for the purpose of entering into the presence of God ... Wherever you are in life's journey, we hope that you'll join us at The Bridge, as we put our trust in God who is with us."
So how DID it go? ... "Everything worked! People sang and prayed and it was all good! God was glorified and his presence was everywhere," John reports in this post at "Into the West Texas Sun," a recent addition to Midland's corner of the blogosphere where he has been documenting the preparations - conception and organization, staff development, construction and rennovation - have been well under way for the better part of a year.
The Bridge is not replacing any of the current services at First Prez - it is an addition to the church's schedule of worship, taking place in the Chapel (the church's original sanctuary), while a traditional service is under way in the Sanctuary itself. Both services will be preceded by shared fellowship and refreshments in Lynn Hall. For more information, please call John Van Dusen 684-7821, Ext. 176.