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Monday, June 3, 2013

Church Etiquette

By Jay Lockhart
    Etiquette is defined as “a conventional code of special behavior.” I want to make some suggestions about our behavior when we come to the church building. My reason for doing this is simply to awaken our awareness and to remind us of some things we already know. Some apply to adults; some to kids; some to us all.
    Read and apply.
1. If you turn it on, turn it off.
2. If you open it, close it.
3. If you borrow it, return it.
4. If it belongs to someone else, leave it alone.
5. If it belongs here, don’t remove it.
6. If you break it, replace it.
7. If you don’t know someone, meet them.
8. Greet everyone, and invite visitors to sit with you.
9. Enter to worship, leave to serve.
10. Don’t run in the building.
11. Don’t throw things at signs, lights, or people.
12. Don’t hit.
13. Parents, know where your children are and what they are doing before, during, and after class time and worship.
14. When you attend the service, don’t miss the worship.
15. If you are over eight years of age, sleep at home.
16. If someone is crying, wipe their tears.
17. If someone is lost from their mother, help them find her.
18. If someone is new, help them find their place.
19. Open your Bible.
20. Sing with joy.
21. Bow your head.
22. Remember why you are here.
23. Give your fair share.
24. Attend.
25. Be happy.
26. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The time we spend together at the building would be much more pleasant for everyone if we would put these things into practice. Try it . . .And see!

- via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City Church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com 


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