Monthly Archives: June 2015

Worship Notes

We step towards each other and those around us, and we remind each other that “there’s no space where God’s love can’t reach.  There’s no place where we can’t find peace.”  And then we stand together

One of the challenges of contemporary worship is creating space for complicated emotions like lament, despair and the cry for justice.  This morning I felt convicted that it was imperative that we re-frame the music chosen for our contemporary service to create space for those emotions.  These songs became, for me, that cry of agony–“Lord, may it be so…may it be so…”

Blessed Be Your Name (Matt Redman)
What does it mean for God’s name to be blessed after what happened in Charleston this week?  I’m not sure.  It’s not easy for me to be in worship this morning and for my heart not to be breaking for the pain and the suffering going on around me.  My heart is breaking for the community of Mother Immanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, also gathering today in worship, but with a heaviness I can’t even imagine. Continue reading Worship Notes