Hello Friends! –
We’ve been taking some time after worship/lunch these days for some Congregational Conversations about some of the transitions we are facing at First Pres. Seattle. Last Sunday we had a great conversation about what has happened at FPCS in light of what has been happening in the larger Church in North America, what some call “the great unravelling.” It refers to the massive social change in the last 50 or 60 years, and the fact that the church no longer at the center of culture. We had a great conversation about change, and why change is soooooo darn difficult for us to embrace. (For starters: Change is loss. People don’t resist change. People resist loss.)
This week our Congregational Conversation will focus in on the kinda crazy idea that the great unraveling might actually be good news for the church! And we’ll explore some ways we might begin to live into God’s future for the church.
So plan on sticking around after worship/lunch this Sunday (from about 12:15 or so, for about 45 minutes). I’ll have some things to say – but your voice will matter, too!
As we continue in the season of Eastertide, on the 5th Sunday of Easter the sermon text is John 13:31-35 – which brings us to one of the simplest, but most challenging things Jesus ever said. I hope you get a chance to read it through a few times before worship, and we’ll explore the text on Sunday as we preach together.
Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Grace and peace,