Sunday
 
 
Our worship blends tradition with a more casual and engaged style. In worship we welcome, sing, listen to the scripture, to the choir, and a reflection offered by our Pastor. Our children engage the scripture on their terms, we share our struggles and joys, we pray (with words, with silence, and through interactive prayer stations) we receive offering, and the first Sunday of the month we gather at the table to share in Communion where all are welcome.
 

Messy

“Life isn’t like a book. Life isn’t logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived out in the midst of that mess.”

                                                            -Charles Colson, Loving

 

Dear Kirk

I am so excited for our fall seasonal theme: Messy! Because everyone I have talked to about it, just says, “Yes.” Life is messy. Faith is messy. Relationships are messy. Parenting is messy. Aging is messy. Theology is messy. Social justice is messy. Race relations are messy. Politics are messy. Prayer is messy. All of it is messy. So often in our society we try to put everything in its correct place, clean up, make ourselves or our homes or our lives look presentable when in fact the truth is we are all living in the mess. I have spent too many Sundays in churches where folks’ “Sunday best” is not just heals or a tie but is a smile and “everything is great” when their world is falling apart. There is a lack of authenticity in how we present ourselves to the world, but this is especially disheartening in church where the community is there to support one another. The Kirk is not one of these “fake” communities as during our prayer time each week we hear honest truths about stress, marriage, depression and more. This season will move us deeper into that, to name the mess of life and faith and to not seek God but recognize God right in the middle of it!

This season be open to the mess, invite others who are seeking authenticity to join us on this journey as we embrace the chaos, the clutter, and the confusion. We might leave with more questions than answers but hey, life is messy!

 

Selena

 
 
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