This is an issue that has arisen for us.
There are times, I believe, when we do need our toes stepped on, or do need to participate in that which spiritually feeds others but not ourselves.
But do you as a whole, week in and week out, dread church?
Or does it lift you up and prepare you better to face the week?
Do you see dreading church as a good thing or bad thing?
We are muddling through evaluating some things, and reasons for dreading church include the sheer length of the service, the boring rabbit chasing, and the constant being made to feel God is totally disgusted with us as a congregational whole.
It is taking us deeply into studying the whole philosophy of the worship service. Do we do it appease or please God, or is it God's time to feed and prepare us? Should it be the joyful highlight of the week as we celebrate grace, or should it be a mournful time of repentance? Or both?
Give us your insight on the philosophy of worship as we struggle through this. (Let's not get into a worship war. The same music can be used in either theology of worship.)