“At the time of the Sending, we are no longer the same individuals who earlier crossed the threshold of the worship space.
We are now a community who has encountered the living Christ in this place, and has been empowered for ministry through the sending."
But Martin Luther was clear in his criticism:
that the Meal is God’s gift to the people and not a sacrifice for the people.
The idea is that each Sunday, we take one of the four parts of worship,
and reflect on each individual element in that section.
Today is the first service of a 4-part series entitled “Learning about Liturgy”.
The idea is that each Sunday, we take one of the four parts of worship, and take time to reflect on each element, before and after;
what it means, the history and traditions,
kind of like taking apart a car and putting it back together again.
Jan9WedAn Epiphany of our Lord Sermon on Matthew 2 January 9, 2019 Pastor Sebastian
The nature of the gift gives us much information about the giver.
What’s in the present tells us about who gave the present.
God’s gift of Jesus tells us about who God is.
Dec28FriChristmas Eve Sermon 2018 December 28, 2018
It became clear to me last Wednesday:
here were people who are lying in a symbolic manger.
Jul15SunThe Death of John the Baptist (Mark 6) July 15, 2018 Pastor Sebastian
So today, in a lazy mid-Summer hot Sunday service,
we have the best, or perhaps worst,
story of sex and violence in the New Testament,
a story which has inspired artwork and artistic interpretations throughout the ages, from painters like Lucas Cranach to composers like Richard Strauss:
“The Dance that caused the prophet’s death”
Jul5ThuMark 5: 21-43 July 5, 2018 Pastor Sebastian
Do we keep our faith when miracle healings DON’T happen?
is our faith all in vain, when these intercessions don’t become reality?
What happens if the sick woman for whom I am praying dies?