Just wanted to get people's thoughts on worship services that are on or around national holidays. Like yesterday (4th of July) or Memorial Day or Labor day etc. Most of the churches I've been to do the pledge to the Christian and American flag (incidently, I always find it interesting that they EXPECT us to not know the first one and put the words on the overhead) and then sing a few patriotic songs. The church we're going to (just moved here a couple months ago and still undecided) actually impressed me. They did a few of those yesterday, but the rest of the service was as normal. One thing I don't like, is sometimes I get the feeling that if a song has the word "God" in it, we can put it in our hymnals. Is "America The Beautiful" really a hymn? I like Patriotic songs, I'm just not sure if the church service is the place to sing them. I'm thankful to live here, and if that is the attitude (praising God for our freedom) then I'm fine with it. I just wonder how many people are actually thinking that, and how many are singing a song to a country So what are your thoughts? Do you like singing patriotic songs in worship service, hate it, or don't care?