Rejoice and sing now, all the round earth,
bright with a glorious splendor,
for darkness has been vanquished by our eternal King.
Rejoice and be glad now, Mother Church,
and let your holy courts, in radiant light,
resound with the praises of your people.
-The Exultet, c.4th century
Thanks and praise, our second.
We gather in worship to practice them both.
We gather in worship to connect the dots.
We gather. We listen. We pray. We eat. We head back out into the world.
Jesus asks us to ‘do these things in remembrance’ of Him.
Our worship reminds us that it’s our ‘doing’ that binds us together; not our ‘believing.’
So rest assured there’s a diversity of backgrounds and beliefs present in the pews beside you.
This is in fulfilment of our call to heal the world, one relationship at a time.
And it is God, the primary agent in our lives together, who does it.
So, as we say, our liturgy has a huge carrying capacity – and also a wicked sense of humor.
Come and see for yourself!