This week we continue our series on metaphors for our church as we return to the metaphor of an open table.
Brian Pengelly will be bringing us back to the idea of a table big enough that we can always add another chair and everyone feels at home and is welcome. We will also be re-examining 1 Corinthians 11 and how the text was about making everyone included, rather than making sure only the worthy got to take part.
On Sunday, the Transition Team will be presenting a Vision and Mission Community Update. The adults will be in the gym and our kids will be taking over the sanctuary.
When you arrive at 9 am you can head right into the gym. If you have kids in JK – Grade 5, please head to the front door of the sanctuary where you can sign your kids in for supervision. Our kids will be watching a movie in the Sanctuary from 9-10 a.m. and then joining us in the gym for snacks. Our littlest congregation members are welcome in the Nursery which will be staffed during our meeting. Parents will need to pick their child up from the Nursery after the meeting.
This week we will continue our three-part series looking at metaphors for the church. We will explore the theme of textiles as we consider the ways that the Church is like a woven tapestry – full of beauty, diversity, and engaged in the work of mending and repair.
This week we begin to look at the first of three different metaphors for the church as we consider our identity moving forward. What if we see ourselves through the lens of an ecological metaphor, like a forest garden, as a community of cultivation, interdependence, rootedness, and vibrant justice?
“When you lack the verdancy of justice, your soul is dry, totally without tender goodness, totally without illuminating virtue.”-Hildegard of Bingen
This Sunday, we are having a special Campfire VBS wrap-up service. Our kids will be staying with us in the sanctuary and sharing songs, crafts, and the key verse they learned this summer. We are looking for kids who wish to participate in sharing.
After the service, all are welcome to join us in the gym for a special campfire-themed snack.