Well, that's it. The battle over "contemporary songs/choruses" vs "hymns from the hymnbook" is over. It's a sad thing that there is no willingness to make one little change. I'm sad and discouraged. I realized today that the more we go around and around about this, the further we get away from true worship. I'm pretty sure this does not please the Lord. It's simply not worth trying to introduce a new chorus if it takes our hearts and minds away from a focus on the Lord. I'm tired and sad.
The ironic thing is, in our previous church there was (seemingly) an unwillingness to sing even one "old hymn". This, along with some other things, led to a split and eventually the demise of the church. I re-iterate what I said a few blog posts ago.... "Why can't we just get along?" Why can't we live and worship together in harmony?
But there it is... we're done beating this horse. It's dead.