Thursday, June 2

Weekly Update

If what we do here if our vestments the icons the Eucharist the fasts and feast of the church year have no foundation on what God actually has done and is doing in the world and in our lives than we are living in a death trap of a house...
Larry said it well in his sermon from Sunday. It was interesting to hear in the context of our young congregation. The tradition we are living into is old...ancient...perhaps eternal. And yet we are so young. We have concerns that are the concerns of a new congregations. We have concerns that have festered within our shared tradition for thousands of years.

And we gather. This is the greatest of gifts.

There is much to celebrate this week. Jane is graduating from Seabury Western this Friday. This is a great thing! Congratulate Jane when you get the chance. She has worked hard and sacrificed much to accomplish this goal.

Larry and Kate's movie project is well under way. Though they will be busy and we might not see them as often as we would like, we rejoice in their excitement as well.

In other news, the Constitutional Committee meeting will be rescheduled. We will let you know the time and place.

Finally, I was e-mailing with one of my professors from my Baptist seminary days. Professor Hinson and I were catching up with one another. He visited the website and asked me several questions about the work of this congregation. His response was an echo of Bob Webber's. "This is the future of the Church." I do not know what that means, but the excitement is helpful to me even as I type this. People are praying for us. People are willing to speak with us and support this endeavor. This is wonderful!

Praise God.

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.