Worship Companion – November 8 2020

We’re back!
Last week was the perfect interlude to our series on “Faithful Then, Faithful Now” in which we are looking at stories of God’s faithfulness throughout the past and right up to the present day.

“Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”
Martin Luther King

Not Just any waterfall – this photo is from a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and it is inspired by Amos 5 in which the prophet laments and calls out “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” (5:24). King was a man who knew God’s faithfulness NOW even when to many it was difficult to perceive.
This week, we begin revisiting out themes from the first three weeks, but through studying the New Testament, and with out eyes set more clearly on the way God’s faithfulness is meeting us in our current situation. We’re going to be dreaming about what may be in store for us, and more importantly, we’re going to be reminded regularly to be praying for vision for what God has for each of us to do TODAY!
Anchor Texts:
The Theme in Song

“I alternate between thinking of the planet as home – dear and familiar stone hearth and garden – and as a hard land of exile in which we are all sojourners.”
― Annie Dillard, quote from Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

It can be hard to think of ourselves as both Exile and at home. Above Annie Dillard wrestles with this, and below, Dustin Kensrue embraces life as an exile in this age.

The Theme in Art
The austere construction of this church is no accident. The builders wanted to highlight the sense of the spiritual invading the earthly realm. An amazing reminder of the light that pierces the darkness. The light coming through the walls in this church also, I think, suggests a “life” to the building itself. A perfect reminder that we ourselves are being built up as living stones into a living residence in which God wants to dwell!

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