our visit to Sojourn
I had heard about Sojourn over the years-- through my cousins and a few friends visiting and enjoying it-- and through coverage in the LEO.
Tonia and I took the boys there this weekend and enjoyed it. (I don't want to come across as a critic or a church-shopper/taster. But I don't know how else to describe what we experienced!)
I liked the music more than she did. It was impressive that they had arranged three Isaac Watts hymns and beyond that, sang arrangements of two classic hymns. In a funny way, it was far more traditional-- at least in terms of lyrics-- than a contemporary, seeker-sensitive church.
The sermon was relatively simple expository preaching-- from Ezekiel 1-3 in this case. A nice mix of conviction, application, exposition, etc. Very effective.
I really like the "responsive reading" portions and "the Lord's Supper" was different but quite appropriate. Child care was well-done; people were very friendly; it's a younger crowd but with some age diversity.
I think we'll be back!