This upcoming Sunday our SVPC community is gathering together to receive a gift of worship that was prepared by members of the More Light Presbyterian community from around the country, meant to be used as a resource for online worship by member congregations.
When we worship with people or in settings that are unfamiliar, we can sometimes hold the words, music, images, and ideas at arms-length. We’re not fully in worship—we keep back a little and observe the worship. From this position it can be hard to really accept the other people we encounter, and it can be hard to really feel like we are connecting with God through the prayers or proclamation.
I want to invite you to shift your perspective a bit more on Sunday—just as you have been doing for 18 months now during a pandemic that has changed every aspect of our shared life at SVPC. May we understand that WE are also a part of the More Light family now too! This word we will hear is not just spoken to us; it has been proclaimed by a community that we have chosen to join, that has welcomed us with joy. As we are taught, challenged, embraced, and LED by our LGBTQIA+ siblings in worship, we will be given a chance to be more fully the inclusive church we want to be. We will receive the grace of seeing more fully God’s face in the saints that surround us.
Thanks be to God.
Join us immediately following worship this Sunday for Coffee Hour.
After the service is over, log on to our Zoom coffee time at: