Just To Be A Door Keeper In The House Of The Lord Is An Honor!


Readers, this is an interesting read, it bring back fond memories for me.  I can still hear and see my granny when she would say "just to be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord is an honor." I still can see my granny dressed in her Usher uniform. On any given Sunday morning, you could tell which Sunday of the month it was by the Usher uniform (1st&3rd or 2nd&4th).


According to the article, one of about 400 people in Maryland and 15,000 in the nation have been trained and certified by the National United Church Ushers Association of America, a historically black education and service group that has preserved and passed along a “universal method” of church ushering for 96 years.


 Back in the day, a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord was a position of honor and dignity. Not everyone could be a doorkeeper, because it was also a humbling position for those who could handle true humility, and by no means was this a lowly position, but one that would not bring the spotlight on an individual. Ushers serve as 'doorkeepers' to worship



 

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  1. Ms. Ann, I meet a usher once who took the job so seriously that she refused to let me leave to pee. Never went back again.

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    1. Lord have mercy, Anonymous are you serious? I guess it's true what the article says about an usher influencing how you feel about the church. It talked about an usher rudely handing a woman the program, and she never returned.

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    2. I hate that Anonymous had that experience. As an Usher, I have heard so many stories from people about why they "have" to get up and leave or that they "need" to sit a certain place. There are times in the service when people are asked to not leave service. I don't fight with people. It is their disobedience not mine.

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  2. It's hard enough getting people in the church, sometimes they don't feel welcoming. The white uniforms, just looks so controlling. Don't get me wrong, I understand the purpose of them and think they're needed, just think some of them could be nicer and understand people come to church for God's help, not to be chastised by a Usher... Just saying

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    1. Me, I understand I'm a doorkeeper also and love it but what people fail to realize you have to respect the church as well as the pastor or anyone speaking. People have really lost respect for the Church! There are times where no one should be walking during services, we have a rule/handbook on this. You may go,out of church any time but depends on what's going on when you coming back in, you just may have to wait. Maybe she just was having a bad day but plz don't allow someone to hinder you from the church. A lot of people hold the position and don't have the right attitude with it. This is truly a position to show love and respect to others. Love the articel!

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    2. Exactly Born to Win! People have lost respect for the church especially the sanctuary. I am that church Usher that will get on you for chewing gum and Facebooking in service. LOL
      Unfortunately, people are also very mean. No matter how you try to talk to some in love, they still get mad and curse you out.

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  3. "I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” (Psalm 84:10)"

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  4. Usher board #1, repersenting!

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    1. Anonymous you do know that most church U S H E R boards have been replaced by the G R E E T E R S ministry?

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    2. The Greeters Ministry welcome you as you walk in the building, the Ushers still seat everyone. LOL

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  5. Ms Ann I am an ushers in my church,love it,only time we ask people not to walk when praying,,scripture is being read,open the door of the church,but u know when those little have to bathroom break,what can u do,never rude to anyone@also when the preacher is preaching,u have those people taking meds,u got to go !!no one have to be rud in God house!!

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  6. How I remember wearing the all white and that gold usher pin. Serving as an Usher was serious and you had to be on post and ready for whatever may happen.

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