Worship is often described as ‘response to the Word.’ We have inquired how we as a community can best worship in this time of COVID, where we, instead of watching, can participate in our services, with as much engagement as possible. Our worship response is both personal and corporate–communal. Our online services have aimed to share the hearts of our Villagers, especially while we are physically distanced.
The following are in response to last week’s sermon:
“As always, the Holy Spirit convicted me–this morning I reflected on how often I push people out of my life because their beliefs don’t match my own. Even people I go to church with. God, please give me your eyes to see, to have teh heart to push through my comfort zone and my desire for “same-ness.” Thank you Father”
“God, I feel so disheartened after this past year seeing our country so divided, seeing even your Church so divided. We are supposed to be the Light unto this World, instead, we fell into the same sin of marginalizing others. God I pray that I may follow Christ’s lead of reconciling with someone that does not look like me, that may hold different political viewpoints. Lead me to humbly and patiently do so.”
Take a moment to share your response from this Sunday’s sermon; it can be a few thoughts of reflection addressed to God, a paragraph, a prayer inspired by the teaching. Please consider this as an act of worship, in response to His Word. We share reflections anonymously by adding them to our following week’s service, as our community grows together in Responsive Worship.
Participate in Responsive Worship now.