Genesis 18:1-14, Luke 24:28-35
On Sunday, July 28, as part of our Adventures in Worship, the sanctuary will be transformed for a contemplative Taize service. For this service, all children and youth are invited to go to the Education building before service begins. There will not be a Children's Time. During this service, there will not be any verbal announcements. Extra copies of the Highlights will be available in the Narthex for you to pick up. As part of worship, you'll have the opportunity to walk a triple spiral labyrinth either on paper or on the floor. Copies of the labyrinth, clipboards and pens will be provided.
Afterwards from noon - 3 pm, Rev. Kathleen Verigin will offer a labyrinth workshop entitled "A Triple Spiral Journey: A Celtic Path to Belonging." Rev. Kathleen is the founder of Anam Cara Connections (www.anamcaraconnections.com)and has led tours to Ireland and Scotland multiple times. She uses the triple spiral as a blueprint for one's spiritual journey that delivers the traveler to the Nest of Belonging - the sacred heart within. This workshop is being offered on a love offering basis. You can pick up flyers at the Connect Table. If you have any questions, please contact Beth. Additional details are also in the Facebook event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318658948290570/
Jesus sent his disciples on a “trial run” of sorts while he was alive. He gave them the power to witness, anoint and heal and sent them out with only the promise that they would be cared for. Now he has died, risen and been taken up to heaven–leaving them to carry out his ministry. They’ve been through a lot and must feel a bit powerless without him. But the instructions are clear. They will be his witness and the Holy Spirit will be with them. When we are feeling powerless to make change in this overwhelming world, will we proclaim the power of the Holy Spirit with us, just as he told us?
We discover on Easter that “Love Wins.” This all-generational worship service will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with special music, prayers and liturgy. Our sanctuary is flooded with color from flowers given in honor or memory of loved ones. An invitation to sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus concludes worship.