Tonight we talked about those moments in life in which you are wandering and wondering where you are supposed to go. These moments are often followed by revelation and insight.
As we begin the Lenten Season, we follow Jesus as he walked among us. We follow his disciples and the people Jesus encountered. We know they too were wandering and wondering who this man was. We hope that we, too, will encounter new revelation about Jesus, the son of God during this Season.
Last night we joined with Jacob’s Well Church to pack over 300 snack packs for White Knoll Elementary school. We had to alter our regular weekly packing schedule and move everything to the sanctuary!
It was wonderful to have so many people willing to work together to serve the community as well as fellowship around the table. We had to get more chairs for the kitchen as well!
What a great way to start the Lenten Season!
This Sunday we celebrated the Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching. Kim Thompson was the preacher. She preached from Psalm 119:33-40 and reminded us that worship God is a whole body experience. It is not only an academic pursuit, but involves our heart, soul, and mind.
In the service, we had 5 ordained women participate in different elements including communion. What a beautiful and affirming time for us a community!
Last night as a part of our foundational series, we each chose three words to describe our community at Emmanuel. When we had chosen three words, we shared them. The graphic above is a result of those adjectives, the bigger words occurred more frequently. It was wonderful to see that we are on the page.
We also thought of three words to describe ourselves. We didn’t share these, but we talked about how those unique gifts and talents that are added willing to our community only makes our community stronger. We look forward to sharing some of these gifts and talents as we try something new during the Lenten season!
Our worship service from this Sunday.
Please join us in worshipping God!
Our worship service from this Sunday!