Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go …
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
Cheers! Remember that show? A tavern in Boston where a group of people gathered regularly. Why? Everybody knew each other. It was television “comfort food”. Nothing particularly controversial. Just a diverse group of folks who liked being with each other. The show ran from 1982 through 1993 and it seemed that a whole lot of people spent time trying to find that kind of place where they could just show up and feel welcome. Where they felt safe. Where they could just get away with folks who knew who they were.
That sure strikes home in 2017, doesn’t it? Getting through the day can take a lot. Getting through a week can be really hard. Wouldn’t it be nice to get away to a place where the most important thing people care about is that you are there? A place where you can have some peace. Learn a new thing. Sing a couple songs. Listen to some great music. Just breathe and contemplate our place in God’s creation and God’s presence in our lives?
Come to John McMillan Presbyterian Church where we do the best we can to provide such a place. Come this Sunday at 8:30 and 11. Meet our many new members. Go to a class. Just find a quiet place to sit. Then worship the living God. Come. We want you to know our troubles are all the same and that people are all the same … and we want to know your name.