On our recent visit to a church in USA we were astonished to see a number of folks arriving after the service had already begun heading first for the coffee bar to grab a coffee or chilled water bottle before taking it into the Sanctuary. Is a worship service just another place to drink coffee? Had they not ‘had their fill’ (fix?) before coming out? What is our priority on a Sunday morning when we go to church? and is worshipping God with all our heart and mind one of them?
Donuts afterwards I can understand. Am I old fashioned? or just English? or have I missed the point of meeting together to worship?