After months of sketches and dreams and prayers and planning, we gathered for our first ever worship service this past Sunday. It was incredible.
We sat in the round, gathered around the communion table, where we learned how to sing together, pray together, parade together (check out the video of our kids below!) and hear God's Spirit together.
We sang classic hymns (Come Thou Fount, Be Thou My Vision) and more recent praise songs (Blessed Be Your Name, Oceans [Where Feet May Fall]) and sang Siyahamba (We Are Walking in the Light of God), a South African tune, as our kids paraded out for their lesson during our sermon/meditation time.
We reflected on St. Paul's message to the church in Ephesus - what he described as his life work - that everyone, no matter who they were or where they came from were equal inheritors of God's love. You can hear the sermon, here.
Then everyone gathered back together around the Communion table where we celebrated the Eucharist, the mysterious stuff of this earth blessed and given in thanks for our journey together with Jesus.
We're so excited for this next step as our journey at Christ Church. Our next worship gathering is October 12th at Friends of the Children (entrance and parking at 65 NE Stanton). Hope you can join us then at 4:30pm!