Basically, because it's a community thing. These special gatherings (we have 3-4 a year) allow us to fully practice the essentials that we see in the early church - the gathering together in the name of Jesus, the "breaking of bread" in a fellowship meal, spending time in prayer and the Scriptures, and sharing in Communion.
Obviously, we have a regular Sunday morning gathering as well, so we're not saying those are non-essential. But all too often, our services have become structured and routined - especially for NewSong, as we are a mobile community, so we have a rental time that we have agreed to, which means we have a deadline by which we have to be packed up and out of the facility.
So these special Sundays are important.
They allow us to breathe, to relax.
They allow us to worship freely and invite others to do the same.
They allow us to celebrate together - free of time constraint - all that God has done.
Most importantly, they allow us to be the Church. The people of God.
In the Name of Jesus.
As disciples and disciple-makers.
To proclaim His glory and see His will done on earth as in heaven.
We invite you to join us this Sunday at 12pm at 3 Bowers Avenue in Tyngsboro, MA.
You may never see "church" the same way.