I Corinthians 14.26 (The Message) So here's what I want you to do. When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, teach a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight.
I did not come from a cooking family. There are very few recipes that have been or will be passed on. Still homemade food was important to my up-bringing. Even today, a meal made at home that brings us to a dinner table is important. We each pitch in (as we are able) to bring the food to the table-some set the table, some put food on plates, and some clean up after.
Liturgy is the twenty-five cent word that is used to describe an order of our worship. It is sometimes understood as “the work of the people” to which I wholeheartedly agree. Every congregation that I have been part of has its own unique ordering and way of worship. It becomes the work of the people as you and I move through it in our time of worship. Each of us is integral to how liturgy shapes our lives of faith.
Over the next several months, we will be looking at our worship together. As always we will praise God with our lives. And much like a family recipe, we will add our own variations to see how it turns out in the end. Letting the Holy Spirit be our guide, we will flavor our worship together.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church