Our Worship Experience
On Sunday mornings as we gather to worship God, many of us experience a wonderful sense of familiarity with our liturgy. That sense of familiarity makes it easy to allow ourselves to be taken into with the flow of the service. For newcomers, however, it might not always be so easy to understand what we do.
For the next four Sundays, you will notice a change in the bulletin for our 10:15 service. In the margins, we explain some of the key moments of our worship.
Additionally, based on a resolution from General Convention last summer, we've been encouraged to use the word "God" in more expansive terms during our worship. We are asked to see God as not gender specific, but rather so broad that God is well beyond our human understanding of gender. For the 10:15 service only for the next four Sundays, I've made four changes to the language which allows for that expansive view. These changes are underlined in the bulletin. I'd like to learn about how this language enhances your understanding of God and our shared worship. On Sunday October, 13 at 9:15, I'll have a Discovery Hour about this expansive view of God and what your thoughts are about these changes. I'm really excited about seeing how the new temporary bulletin format and these expansive language changes deepen our experiences of worshiping God.
In God's peace,