Our life as God’s beloved was never meant to grow stale, become static. Wholehearted Faith ... that’s the phrase Rachel Held Evans uses to describe an expansive and healing and evolving way of being in relationship with the Divine, with our neighbours, with ourselves. Whole-Hearted Faith.
Today we tune into a final reflection from Rachel’s book with that title, allowing it to inform the theme and the shape of our service, inviting us to wonder and wrestle perhaps, as she has wondered and wrestled, with matters of life and faith.
The invitation is to experience for ourselves what it is to welcome and respond to Love’s lavish way with the whole creation. We are challenged to love our enemies in ways and with outcomes me might never have imagined possible.
Matthew 5: 43-48
Reader: Karen Halliday
Presider: Colleen Nichol
Music: Jennifer Turner
Reflection “On the Days When I believe” from Wholehearted Faith, by Rachel Held Evans
Reader: Marg Lunam
Our worship each Sunday is intended to be a collective experience, a communal practice.
We might step into whatever is our sanctuary, each one of us as individuals, and yet as we assemble, from wherever we are, we become a people, drawn together through song and prayer, through word and ritual, and through the Spirit who breathes through it all, through us all.
One and the same Spirit uniting us breathing us into life!
Sunday service is also live-streamed from the sanctuary at 10:15am Sunday morning. Please participate, live on YouTube. The platform has the option for you to add your comments, prayers and concerns in the live chat window. You may also choose to write your prayers down, speak them aloud during the service, or send your prayer requests to Karen via email. Arrive at 10:15am to greet each other, then the service will begin right at 10:30am.
NOTES: to participate more fully in the live-streamed service, go to our YouTube Channel.
LOOK for the words Live Stream in RED and click on that live stream.
You are welcome to greet your friends as you wait for the service to start.
After the service, we will gather live via Zoom to continue our time together in conversation.
Click HERE for the post-Service Zoom link. ( Meeting ID: 848 8764 1402 Passcode: 680529)
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