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”.

Summer Reading/Resources
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

Boundary-Breaking God
by Danielle Shroyer

Where We Begin – The Trinity
May 26/27
Genesis 1: 26-27

June 2/3
John 1: 1-18

June 9/10
John 14: 15-21

Why We Welcome – Jambo
June 16/17
Luke 15: 11-32
“Celebrate with Me”

June 23/24:
Luke 10: 25-37
“Moved by Compassion”

The Nature of the Feast –
Breaking Bread

June 30/July 1
Luke 24: 13-35
“Holy Recognition”

July 7/8
Acts 2: 42-47
“Intentional Sharing”

July 14/15
Luke 5:27-32
“Obstacle Removal”

July 21/22
Luke 9: 10-17
“Discovering Abundance”

Table Talk
Faith Q & A

July 28/29
Holy Communion and Holy Conversation

August 4/5
Holy Communion and Holy Conversation

Living Our Story

There are always opportunities to live into God’s call to community through service and fellowship. Here are a few ways to join the story this summer.

Volunteer at Vacation Bible Camp
June 11-22

Volunteer with Summer Lunch Programs
Little Elm: June 11- August 10
Frisco: June 25-29, July 9-13

Breaking Bread
Watch for more information about ways to Break Bread with those in our Grace Avenue Family and in our wider community during the month of July.