Worship Enablers All-Hands Meeting

As announced in church, 3 March 2012, 9:30am-11:30am will be our Worship Enablers All-Hands Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to help all worship-enablers understand better what the worship life of the church is about. We will talk about understanding what happens in a typical BLC Service, the Lutheran perspectives behind it, as well as a quick overview of what each role does during the service.

What’s Happening?

Our schedule will look something like this on Saturday:

  • 9:00am – Early bird special – breakfast courtesy of Leigh! (15 pax)
  • 9:30am – A time of Worship & Devotion
  • 9:45am – Our Shared Understandings: What Happens In A BLC Worship Service?
  • 10:15am – Our Shared Understandings: The Roles & Responsibilities Of Worship Enablers
  • 10:45am – Open Discussion: What Can We Do To Deepen The Worship Life Of BLC?
  • 11:15am – A time of Prayer
  • 11:30am – Optional: Lunch together, courtesy of BLC

All other regular BLC Worshippers are welcome too!

This is also a great opportunity for all those who wanted to be a part of the Worship Enablers team, but 1) Didn’t know what it was about and would like more information; or 2) wanted a “springboard” like this to join in.

Even if you just wanted to come and understand why we, as Christians, “worship” – you are welcome to join us too!

Please indicate attendance! In view of the fact that we are preparing food for lunch, kindly indicate your attendance and how many pax to me.

May God Bless You With Discomfort… (A Franciscan Benediction)

Thought this was a powerful benediction, shared by way of Peter Young via The Micah Mandate:

May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done,
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Amen