The cry of the people in the story of 1 Samuel 8 is for a king. “We want a king.” We’ll be spending two weeks looking at this story, reflecting on the church’s impulse to want a leader at the top to rule, to lead, and to make decisions for us.
On September 18 we will consider the story and it’s implications for the church.
Then on September 25 we will have a fishbowl conversation reflecting on this theme together.
This Sunday September 11 is KidsQuest Sunday at Elevation! That means our kids and teachers are taking over the service, reminding us who Jesus is by exploring what they’ve been learning this summer.
Our last long weekend of the summer is this coming Sunday. Join us on Sunday September 4 at noon for a time of reflecting on the goodness of God. If you’re feeling up for, bring something to share. We’ll set up a table for shareable food. But there’s no pressure to do that if you’d prefer to keep to your own food. As always, we ask you to bring your own chair or picnic blanket. We will not have a 9am service that morning either.
We’ll also be reflecting on this summer of learning. What has God been teaching you? What have you been reading or studying that is inspiring you? How has this series in the Psalms been good for your soul?
Our summer series on the Psalms wraps up this Sunday with Mark Dettweiler leading us through Psalm 121. We’ll also be celebrating communion together in the service.
At the outset of our Summer in Psalms series, Christin led us into Psalm 82 and a consideration of how God is like the picture we see in the Circle of Security: bigger, stronger, kinder, and wiser. This week we turn to two Psalms, Psalm 130 and Psalm 131, considering once again the Circle of Security attachment theory framework as a model for faith and community. The first Psalm paints a picture of exploration, the depths, and calling out for God, while the second Psalm paints a picture of safe hands to welcome us home.