The Five Minute Friday word prompt is church, you can find the linky over at Miss Kate’s. When I heard the word the words of this song popped into my heard immediately.
Oh come to the church in wildwood
Oh come to the church in the vale…
no thought is so dear to my childhood,
as that little brown church in the vale!
As I sit back and the end of a busy day, I’m a bit perplexed as to where this song will take me in the next five minutes or so. Shall we go for a ride?
How is Church For You?
Sunday Service, 1030 arrive.
Greeting, noise, alive.
Singing loudly, band it plays
Praise, and hymns, voices raise.
Four or six, music tunes
Praising God, the leader croons.
45 minutes pastor extols
The wonders of God, yes we are told.
Singing again, the service it ends.
Into the world, congregation sends.
Covid hits, everything changes.
Staying at home, the government ranges.
No service oh, for many a week.
How to reach people who seek?
Everyone shut in, people away.
How long can things continue this way?
Gradually easing, the rules give way.
Showing improvement, will covid make sway?
30% capacity, we currently stand
Some church attendance, it’s well in hand.
2 songs, no singing allowed.
Announcements too then heads bowed.
Prayer and a message, in minutes, remain.
Can a church service, help us stay sane?
50 minutes total, sign up to attend
Come, let your heart mend.
This season is hard, can the church lend a hand?
To ease the suffering the locked-in barely stand?
How to combat when together forbidden?
Can we show our God who mustn’t be hidden?
How is church for you?