Sunday: Hope of Life Joins Our Liturgy!
June 8th, 2018 | John Chandler
Things are going to be quite different in liturgy this Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. Our new friends from Hope of Life Church are joining us for Sunday Liturgy.
We began 2018 by prayerfully articulating our “Mission and Methods”, a statement about why we do what we do, and how we do it. One of our methods is about learning and worshiping with people not like us. It says:
“We seek opportunities to expand beyond a fellowship of sameness to reflect the breadth of God’s kingdom.”
God immediately answered our prayer!
Hope of Life is a new community in Austin made up primarily of Congolese refugees. We are partnering with them as they take the initial steps of forming a church community, but we expect to learn a great deal from them along the way as well.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Familiar feel. Like most Sundays, we’ll read prayers together, sing songs, and participate in Eucharist together.
- Hope of Life choirs. We’ll learn a few new songs led by their choirs.
- Learn their story. Pastor Dieudonne will share about Hope of Life’s journey from Africa to Austin.
Here’s how you can help:
- Show hospitality: Please come by 10:30 or even earlier to greet our visitors. Make sure to say “hi” during the Passing of the Peace.
- Pray for our future. Pray we will all recognize a wider vision of what the Kingdom of God looks like.
A note about kids
We will have two summer classes: the nursery and the pre-k class. We will welcome their children as well in our classrooms.
I joined Hope of Life for their service last Sunday. I lost count of how many times I thought: “It’ll be fun to share this experience with all of Mustard Seed.”
This week, it happens!
See you Sunday.