“In the Beginning was the Relationship” – May 30, 2021

Dana Black

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 9:30am
Livestream Worship

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This Sunday is Trinity or Triune Sunday. The doctrine of the Trinity is complex and mysterious. As I prepared the message, I quickly realized I could not fully capture the depth and expansiveness of three distinct personas that are all equal and 100% God! Yet, as I contemplated and reflected, I continued to come back to the relational element of the Trinity. Perhaps, what helped me connect to this was a painting by the Russian artiest Andrei Rublev from the 15th century, appropriately titled Trinity. I invite you to Google it before Sunday and engage in a spiritual practice called Visio Divina. Sit with the image for some period of time, perhaps 2-5 minutes (or as long as you’d like), then journal, share with someone, or simply reflect on what came up for you, as you viewed the image.

While it is impossible to tell you exactly what the triune God is, I can tell you that the Trinity expresses or manifests relationships. That’s what God created in the very beginning, relationship. Relationships with God and others support, encourage, nurture, and change us. The flow of the triune God surrounds us and meets us where we are in every moment. As we come together for outdoor or online worship, let us be open to the mystery and depth of this Christian doctrine and the relational dance offered to us by the Creator, the Sustainer, and the Redeemer.

I hope you'll join Rev. Chelsea and me at 9:30 a.m. for Outdoor Worship (or Livestream Worship). We will also have our 10:45 a.m. Prayers and Communion Worship (with Organ) in the Sanctuary.

Peace and Grace,
Dana

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