We explored and experienced our Christian identity as created and formed in Holy Baptism. The movement for the weekend was one from death to resurrection: through water and word…and walking new into the world...walking wet!
Breaking and Entering invites us to consider the walls and boundaries in the world and our lives. Jesus was all about breaking through the barriers that we put up to separate “us” from “them” and entering into relationships with the “other.” How are we called to aid and abet in this Kingdom work?
We explored how to live our lives as Christians radical in our faith, love and life through three different definitions of the word ‘radical’ – (1) basic, rooted; (2) extreme; and (3) effecting change, reforming.
This weekend, we looked at what it means to learn and live practices of the Christian faith through seven common practices identified by the ELCA as key to model and nurture: prayer, study, worship, invitation, encouragement, service, and giving.
Through this theme, based on the Advent collects, we asked God to STIR UP God’s power to STIR UP our hearts so God’s people are STIRred UP and we can go out and STIR UP the world.
With the theme \"Open\" we seek to: Open Our Eyes to see each other in this new community we\'re forming; Open Our Minds to see brokenness and sin in the world; Open Our Hearts to see God in the midst of brokenness, suffering, and pain; and Open Our Hands to serve in the name Christ.
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