This month we have been following Pastor Mark’s exploration of Luther and the Reformation that happened 500 years ago and to ponder the Reformation that is happening today. Our role as Deacons is to try to be aware of the spiritual life of the church. We have decided that we need to use our meetings to have some time to address our own spiritual growth as well as tend to the nuts and bolts of preparing the sanctuary for worship. We plan to meet separately from our usual meeting and discuss a book that addresses the current reformation, Phyllis Tickles’ book, The Great Emergence. We will let you know how that discussion goes, and what we learn from it.
As part of Mark’s sermons, we are excited about looking more deeply into the use of ritual to renew us as a faith community. Mark’s sermon on baptism when baby Tess was baptized was meaningful, and we look forward to learning more about communion, funerals and weddings involving our spiritual participation. – Jina Ford