Worship is an indispensable element in our journeys of faith. When we gather together, in person or online, we remember the work of God in the world as well as the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Spirit leads us to respond to God through song, prayer, testimony, giving, and sacrament. We worship as a community in order to share our experience of God with others and be encouraged by their faith.
Sermon Series: Formed in Exile, Sep. 13 - Oct. 25
The world has been difficult. God knows this. And God reminds us, a new thing is upon us. COVID-19 has changed the way we do school, the way we shop for groceries, and the way we worship. But, this isn't the first time the world has changed drastically, or that people have felt mentally drained from a lack of community, or a large group has felt displaced.
Authors in scripture define exile as a physical exile or a feeling of exile. But, deep down in all of us there is a spiritual exile. The pandemic has much of the world feeling like it is in some form of exile. Perhaps by understanding the stories of Israel, the early church, and humanity in exile, we will better understand how we continue to be who God has called us to be, even in a time such as this.
Each Monday at noon during the Formed in Exile sermon series, join a Zoom discussion to dig deeper in conversation about the previous day's sermon. Through Oct. 26. Register here to receive the link for the 12:00 p.m. meeting.