Mystery Worship Twelve: Memorial Services

Note:  this the last of a series.  Mystery Worship One is here;  Mystery Worship Two is here; Mystery Worship Three is here. Four is here. Five is here. Six is here. Seven is here. Eight is here. Nine is here. Ten is here. Eleven is here. For weeks now, I’ve wandered into different churches in different places, seeking to learn how they worship, and how I experience…

A Twist on the Mystery Worship Series

Since early May, I’ve been writing a “Mystery Worship” series were I’ve been visiting different churches and offering my experiences on this blog. Now, I discovered that in many ways, the church I serve, Krum First UMC, has been “Mystery Worshipped!”   In late winter, I was contacted by a UNT journalism student who had…

Mystery Worship Nine: A Tortuous Hour

Note:  this is part of an ongoing series.  Mystery Worship One is here;  Mystery Worship Two is here; Mystery Worship Three is here. Four is here. Five is here. Six is here. Seven is here. Eight is here. With a generous invitation from my nephew, who has also moved to the UK,  to spend several days in the gorgeous Cotswolds village of Burford…

Mystery Worship Eight

Note:  this is part of an ongoing series.  Mystery Worship One is here;  Mystery Worship Two is here; Mystery Worship Three is here. Four is here. Five is here. Six is here. Seven is here. Mystery Worship Eight It was a day to remember, this day of Mystery Worship Number Eight, on Saturday, June 9, 2012.  I had two goals: first a really…

Mystery Worship Seven

Note:  this is part of an ongoing series.  Mystery Worship One is here;  Mystery Worship Two is here; Mystery Worship Three is here. Four is here. Five is here. Six is here. Sunday, June 3, Trinity Sunday, was also the day of celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee.  I toyed with attending worship at Westminster Abbey, where she was crowned, but decided against…

Mystery Worship Four

Note:  this is part of an ongoing series.  Mystery Worship One is here;  Mystery Worship Two is here; Mystery Worship Three is here. Sunday, May 20, 2012, brought me to the Chiltern Church,described on their website as an independent, evangelical church with a heritage from the Plymouth Brethren Church.  I chose this church for one simple reason: I could…