Grace Avenue Summer 2018 Worship
Our story with God is a story of community.
In the creation story there is evidence of the Trinity reminding us that God’s very being exists in community. When God’s attention turns to human beings, God quickly discovers it is not good for them to be alone. Throughout the scriptures communities are formed, covenants are made and life is shared around things both common and complex. When the world had turned away from the goodness of community, God sent Jesus to “move into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, MSG). Jesus saves both the “me” and the “we”. God’s Holy Spirit beckons us to live as forgiven and redeemed people not in isolation but in an ever-widening sense of community.
Our worship this summer will be built around this life-giving story. We will examine God’s very nature and be invited to consider how we reflect that nature out into the world. We will be invited to God’s table, to share God’s grace and to claim our identity in the story of “us”.
The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
by Richard Rohr
A Bigger Table by John Palovitz
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman
National Geographic, DVD
by Danielle Shroyer