My God in whom I put my trust. Psalm 91:1
The Psalmist gives us an image of worship. The Sunday morning liturgy can serve as a kind of shelter of sound and ritual within the week. The hour of worship can create space in your mind for new thoughts and healthy changes.
During the weeks of Lent I will speak about our main and central activity as a Christian community, Sunday morning worship. On the Lord’s day Christians assemble to hear the Lord’s word and to receive the Lord’s supper. This, in summary, is what makes a Christian a Christian. It’s not only the basic Christian testimony, it’s the fundamental spiritual training for Christians. We are what we do. If we say we are Christians, then we need to receive Christ in the word and sacraments. That is the Lutheran view anyway.
The Lenten sermons will go through some of the parts of our liturgy and direct our thoughts not only to what things mean, but also to what our local customs have come to mean. We have our own way of doing certain things and we’ll talk about some of these.
Lent is a traditional time to prepare for baptism and for church membership. The sermons in Lent will be basic training in the Christian faith ahead of reception of new members. If you have a question about the process of joining the church, speak to me.