Missio Dei…God Already There

Missio Dei...God Already There

When Jason and I lived in Charlotte, our home was one of the few places in our neighborhood that had a piano.  Our piano had been donated to us for the ministry and the kids loved running their fingers along the keys as they walked by.

We used the piano often in our community for prayer times and hymn sings.  I loved it when a guest would come by and sit down and play a song or two they had taught themselves.

One Friday night, after one of our large community meals, one of our neighbors brought her uncle over to meet us.  I don’t remember his name, but I remember clearly his big, burly figure.  He got so excited when he saw our piano and asked permission to play.  We, of course, welcomed his music.

Over the next hour and a half or so our living room became a sanctuary.  I saw God.  Dee’s uncle played a series of gospel songs…some original, some not.  Passer-bys stopped to listen and join in.  We all stopped what we were doing, listened, and joined our hearts and voices as one.

Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.  -Matthew 18:20

I can’t remember a song we sang that night, but I can remember closing my eyes as I sat next to the piano and being flooded by God’s presence…in the most unexpected way.  We allowed a spontaneous gathering of guests and found God was already there!


If You Missed Sunday’s Sermon…

Read or listen to Mission: What if God is Already There? 


This Week at Hood

Tuesday, February 27th, 2:00pm-7:00 pm Helping at the DUMA (Dunn United Ministerial Association) food pantry, E. Broad St next to the White Swan
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00 pm– Choir
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00 pm– “young-ish” Small group
Thursday, March 2nd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, March 5th, 11:00 am – Worship with guest pastor Rev. Eric Thornton and music from Hickory Grove Quartet

**Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 13th–serve at the DUMA food pantry; Time TBA
Wednesday, March 14th–Love Wins: Kids Mission Projects; Backpack Buddies
Saturday, March 24th–Rise Against Hunger; childcare or packing food bags

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