Noisy Offering

Psalm 100.1.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Psalm 100:1

Years ago, a church member said to me, “Pastor, do you know why I sit in the front row?”


“It’s because I love to sing! But nobody else loves to hear me sing! So … I sit in the front row so I can sing as loud as I want and I don’t disturb the peace for the rest of the congregation.”

She made a joyful, joyful, joyful noise. She made it with her front row singing. And if you knew this person, you knew she made a joyful noise with her wisdom, integrity, and service.

I’ve known some churches that have what they call, “Noisy Offerings.” A few times a year they invite members to bring jars to church filled with their accumulated coins. When it’s time during worship for the offering, they all shake their jars. It is literally a “noisy offering.”

Well, that’s what we’re all invited to do throughout each aspect of our lives. We’re to make “noisy offerings” through the ways we sing and serve, follow and obey, raise our children and witness to our neighbors. Through the entire way that we live our lives, we called to “make a joyful noise to the Lord.”

In Christ’s Love,

a guy who wants to

be noisy (and joyful)


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