I am always curious to know how the Spirit is moving in and through us. In the context of worship, it’s critical to make room for the Spirit to do what it intends to do – connecting, touching, comforting, shaping, challenging, and changing. Sometimes it is necessary to let go of things that make us comfortable and secure, and to embrace the unknown or unknowable. During the Prayers of the People last Sunday, I invited the congregation to share their prayers of concerns or prayers of thanksgiving. The response was amazing! People started speaking from the deep places of their hearts. The Spirit was present and moving in and through us. I wonder how we can continue to create authentic experiences when we gather together on Sundays.
As you will see, on Sunday, Jan 27, we reduced the bulletin pages to one with the hope that it can create more rooms for the Spirit to create something more meaningful for our community and the creation.