Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sing the song of freedom: we have crossed the threshold


Today, January 30th, the Presbytery of Sacramento voted to place an administrative commission over Journey Church of Folsom. Although the church voted to leave with property 186 to 32, the Presbytery decided that the smaller group was the true church.

This, for those of us who are leaving, is true freedom—the freedom to worship and serve Jesus without the constant heretical proliferation happening in the PC (USA). One can only have true freedom within the boundaries of God’s word.
This Sunday, January the 31st will be our last worship service at Journey Church. On February 7th we will gather in worship, at 1:30 at a church, Community Bible Church, that has graciously given us space.  For a time we will be called Hope Presbyterian Church of Folsom. We will be a part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

For some reason my thoughts tonight are going back to the days of my family’s experience at Warehouse Ministries and the beginnings of the Jesus Movement. I pray that such a time will return and overwhelm the youth of all our churches. May our Lord bring redemption, healing and transformation to his people. May we grow and flourish and be true servants of Christ.

Here are a few videos from those early Jesus movement days. The first one includes my favorite album cover. In fact we own the album with nothing to play it on:



Erick Nelson, not a well-known singer, was always my favorite performer at Warehouse Ministries. This song is so relevant for the times we live in:
 

7 comments:

Kathy Horstman said...

"Oh, freedom, oh, freedom,
Oh, freedom over me!
And before I'll be a slave,
I'll be buried in my grave,
And go home to my Lord and be free."

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Viola Larson said...

Kathy what is all of that other stuff? But thinks for the song.

Hector Reynoso said...

I welcome you and the whole congregation to the EPC. May be one day I will get to meet you all. We could always skype. I rejoice with all of you.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the EPC, Viola! God bless you and your congregation in your sojourn!

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

PS--Our General Assembly is in Fair Oaks next year. I fully expect to see you there.

Viola Larson said...

Wow! David, that is wonderful. You will see me.

Kathy Horstman said...

Viola, it's a link to a cute little record player you can get so you can play your vinyl. There's lots more like that out there.

Viola Larson said...

Thanks Kathy, I just looked. I have some Christmas money from a daughter I just might: )