Yes.  Yes.  You’ve heard the scripture before:  “Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that.  We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.”  Hebrews 10:25 (CEV)


Okay, but really, why should we bother?  What good does it do?


Well, according to research reported by Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe:  “Regular worshipers tend to live longer, to suffer lower levels of stress, to have fewer symptoms of depression, and to have better cardiovascular and immune function.  Similarly, the data suggests that religious worshipers tend to be happier, to drink less, to have lower rates of drug abuse, and to give to charity and donate blood at above-average rates.”


So, I really hope you’ll embrace worshiping on a regular basis because it’s good for you spiritually, emotionally and physically!


On May 2, Journey will begin having in person worship services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. outside at our Wild Goose campus.  Masks will not be required, and we all will be able to sing!  Bring chairs if you have them (we will have chairs available if you need them.)  There will be children’s activities that take place simultaneously with the services.


Our church will continue to have online worship experiences on our Journey Church Roanoke Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays or anytime on our Journey Church Roanoke YouTube channel or at journeyconnection.com.


If you have ideas for how you think our church’s worship services might be enhanced, would you email your suggestions to me at michaelduval@journeyconnection.com.  At Journey we always want to learn how we might improve!