C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) wrote of why churches exist. It's not bad to be reminded of this on a Sunday,
He works on us in all sorts of ways. But over all, He works on us through each other. (People) are mirrors, or "carriers" of Christ to other (people). Usually it is those who know Him that bring Him to others. That is why the Church, the whole body of Christians sharing Him to one another, is so important.
It is easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects—education, building, missions, holding services...The Church exists for no other purpose but to draw (people) into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other reason.
Today's sermon is online here The Hypocrite and The Septic Tank