Yes…Sunday is relentless, isn’t it!? The season of Easter continues to wind it’s way towards Pentecost as we are also faced with milestones in the calendar that have become a part of our life together.
This is graduation time! Is your congregation doing anything special to recognize and celebrate graduates? Share your creative ideas here! How does your congregation handle the inevitable oozing of the sacred Hallmark holiday of Mother’s Day into your worship? What do you do (or don’t do) to celebrate and not alienate?
The Scriptures this week give us a chance to explore the call for the entire world to celebrate the goodness of God, who restores life as it is intended and brings justice to all the earth (Psalm 98), our responsibility to love one another in the same way that the Christ has loved (aka, loves) us (John 15:9-17), the truth that God speaks in and through whomever God chooses, despite our own preconceived notions to the contrary (Acts:10:44-48), and the undeniable life-ness and light-ness of God (1 John 5:1-6).
What are you doing with these Scriptures? How are you using them in worship? What creative avenues are you taking? Remember to share your thoughts and liturgy here!