Psalm singers from the RPCNA’s Midwest Presbytery assembled this past Lord’s Day evening in the college-town of Columbia, Missouri to give thanks to God for his faithfulness over this past year.
Our gracious hosts were members of Grace Reformed Church, led by Elders Gary McNamee and Noah Manring. The evening’s theme was Give Thanks at the Remembrance of His Holy Name from Psalm 97:12. But there was also time for lots of favorite psalms!
Visitors were introduced from Shawnee RPC, Lawrence RPC, Topeka RPC. We were also glad to welcome international visitors (via Mizzou Columbia) from Ghana and from China.
Pastor McNamee reminded us that, though this was a time of rich fellowship, it was also a service of worship. And what a blessing for God to show up — in his holiness. We were reminded that this is a season of harvest and of thankfulness in our nation. However, as Christians we need to trace our blessings to the All-Powerful Blessing-GIVER. He is holy, and we need to made holy, which is possible only through the Holy One of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. He came to make sinners holy!
There then followed a time of stirring and Spirit-filled singing of the Songs of Scripture. Pastor John McFarland (Lawrence RPC) closed with a prayer of thanksgiving, and pronounced the benediction. Worship was followed with a brief fellowship dinner together.
Thanks to Brad Johnston for putting together this article. Brad is the Pastor of the Topeka Kansas RPC.