“We Are All What God Looks Like” – June 13, 2021

Rev. Chelsea Simon

Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9:30am
Sanctuary & Livestream Worship

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Hello Everyone,

As we continue our series about community, I started thinking about the things that make a community vibrant and vital, especially in the church. The church community offers love, support, care, forgiveness and grace. This is so profoundly needed in a world that typically offers the opposite. We need to have a space where we can come (in person or virtually) to be reminded of the goodness that God offers. To be reminded of the goodness that exists in ourselves, in others, and in the world.

And yet, even in churches this isn’t always easy. While we claim to know and worship one Triune God, we each have slightly different ideas of what that God looks like and what that God is calling us to do. Shaped by our background, family dynamics, station in life, race, gender, sexual orientation, enneagram number, passions, abilities, etc. we tend to see the world and God through various lenses.

This isn’t bad. In fact, I think this is so good. Diversity is God’s intention. But we struggle to live in that diversity. We tend to think if someone doesn’t agree with us, wholeheartedly and completely, that they are against us. We spend a lot of time trying to change other’s minds; to get them to see the world the way we do.

I wonder if we could stop that somehow. What if we saw differences as something to be cherished and respected, instead of banished and discouraged? What if the only thing we really had to agree on was love? How would that change us? How would that change the church? How would that change the world?

I hope you will join us in person or virtually this Sunday as we talk about the beautiful diversity of God. Hint: I might have borrowed that phrase from The Collective Table’s new podcast series called “What God Looks Like: An inside look at the beautiful diversity of God.”

www.thecollectivetable.org😉

Peace in Christ,
Chelsea

P.S. We're back inside the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. (also continuing to Livestream), and we’ll gather outside for a Service of Prayers, Communion and Meditation (with piano) at 10:45 a.m.

As we gather inside, we will continue to follow all the safety precautions being asked of us by the County, State, and CDC.

Please continue to RSVP for a few more weeks so that we can provide adequate seating.

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