This week in worship, we consider how God is always in the business of forgiving and restoring us. In this continuous renewal we find the shaping of a beloved community where all people find wholeness and acceptance in God's system of grace. As we contemplate these beautiful and challenging truths, we also continue our exploration of spiritual practices with the practice of silence.
Join us for worship as we continue our exploration of spiritual practices that enrich our lives and our communities. This week we'll practice focused breathing as we contemplate how God brings healing and justice.
This Sunday we celebrate the light of the world revealed in the birth of Christ. Spoken by the Prologue to John’s Gospel, we are invited into the wonder, mystery and power of this great incarnation to the world. As we make the turn from Christmas into Epiphany, we are called to reflect upon what we have praised in worship. Songs, poetry and story are now expressed by journey, attentiveness and discipline. We will be introducing suggestions and helps for encouraging the exercise of your spiritual practices as we walk together. The light has come. Now may we continue our task of shining this light into our hearts and to all those in need of its gentle and revealing presence.
As in years past, we will have readers take us through the biblical story of the birth of Jesus; from prophetic musings to the lovely tale of shepherds, wise men, angels, and the baby. Interspersed with these readings will be music provided by the choir and traditional hymns sung by all. This combination of spoken and sung words provides a lovely opportunity to remember and worship. We hope you will make an extra effort to be here and maybe even invite a friend or neighbor to join you.
Repentance Can't Wait—the Sunday of Advent Peace: Isaiah 11:1-10, Mt. 3:1-2.
There is no higher description of the significance of the Christ image than the one found in Colossians 1:11-20. This Sunday, we will reflect upon our practice of the liturgical calendar and how we can celebrate Christ every day in preparation for each Sunday of worship.