DEPosition: All together now…
This summer, I am excited for us to be continuing an approach to Sunday mornings that we’re calling Whole Body worship.
Whenever we do something new, fun, engaging with “kids” in worship (which is more and more) I’ll hear from lots of people who are “not kids” that they really enjoyed it and thought it was valuable for every- one! I also hear from more than a few of our younger families with children that they cherish the inter- generational reach of this congregation. They appreciate being in a mix of stories and styles of Christian faith and community. All of which suggests that we are at our best as we find ways to be together in relationship to God and one another as a Whole Body.
It’s for all the ages of our Whole Body. During the 9:30 service, child care will be available for infants through Pre-K, but Sunday School is suspended, and everyone is invited to join for worship in the sanc- tuary.
It appeals to the variety of senses in our Whole Body. We’re aiming for a fuller range of expression in worship – more story and drama, more movement, different kinds of music and other arts that we can enjoy in praise of God.
It recognizes that there are various parts to our Whole Body. We’re trying to be more engaging and interactive, and a little shorter than has been our standard in the past. It’s perfectly OK to dress casually for comfort.
The invitation to join in the whole body experience also includes those who previously attended 8:30 a.m. services on Sunday. After extensive conversations in the worship committee, church leaders have decided to discontinue the 8:30 a.m. service.
I’ll see you in church.