Today began the two-part “learn the liturgy” series. Beginning with the early church, our Sunday worship has a four-fold pattern – gathering, word, meal, and sending. These divisions are indicated in the attached bulletin and described by a simple heading. Today we explored the first two divisions of the service – gathering and word – using verbal and printed explanations in your bulletin. One important thing to remember in it all is that the principal actor is God, not us. It is God who gathers us, God who gives us the word and meal of promise, and God who sends us out in love to our neighbors. Settle in, and get ready to explore the pattern of worship followed by Christians around the world for almost as long as the Christian church has been in existence.
Click here to access the bulletin outlining this liturgy!