An interesting or fun quote:

"Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments, SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD..."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Asante Sana! Buena Asifiwa!

Worship:  A Foundation of Faith for Everything We Do

            At Amazing Grace Lutheran Church we seek to deepen our relationships with Jesus through worship of God in proclamation of the Word, sharing of the sacraments and through lives of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness, and service joining God at work in the world.

  • GATHER:  We gather as people of God, a family of faith.

            We join together with other brothers and sisters, claimed by the cross of Christ, to renew and affirm that God is at work and present in our lives.  We often begin with songs of praise, confession and forgiveness, and always seeking and affirming God's presence among us.  Even in times of sorrow, Jesus is present, in and for each one of us.

  • GROW:  We grow as we are fed by the Word & nourished at the Lord’s Table.

            We grow as we hear God's Word.  Our hearts and minds are strengthened as we hear the history of God's creative and redemptive actions since the beginning of time through the reading of Scripture.  A pastor or leader prayerfully brings a message of how God's history can bring meaning and guidance for our lives today.  We gather often as active learners finding deeper meaning at different in our lives.

            At the Lord's table, we share bread and wine.  But it is more than bread and wine through God's Word and promise, it has become food that nourishes our spirits by bringing forgiveness of sins and spiritual strength in the days to come.

  • GO:  We go into the world, sent by God, to serve all people in the name of Jesus.

            I hope and pray that worship is more than one hour on a Sunday morning.  I pray that worship is truly a foundation of faith for everything we do.  As a family we ask for forgiveness, we praise God, we hear God's word, we are fed at the Lord's table, and now it's time to go.  Once more we will sing songs of praise and thanksgiving as we are sent into the world with God's blessing and benediction.  A foundation of faith has been laid to empower and enbolden to join God at work in the world.

Worship:  A Foundation of Faith for Everything We Do

Chris Kinney AGLC Music & Ministry Team Leader

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