Inhabiting Our Space: Liturgy Changes, Part 3

*This is the third of a three-part series on changes to our liturgy. Read the last two posts here.* The third, and final new liturgical dance step to introduce is the simplest and requires the least explanation – kneeling. There…

Inhabiting our Space: Liturgy Changes, Part 2

*This is the second of a three-part series on changes to our liturgy. Read yesterday’s post here.* Our second change is the addition of a “Gospel Procession”. Huh? That’s just a fancy liturgical way of saying that we’re going embody…

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. The Blind Man's Meal (detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54229 [retrieved March 30, 2015]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/2232804348/.

It’s an exciting week for All Saints! On Sunday we celebrated our final worship services at St. Gabriel’s. And this weekend marks our entrance into our new church facility with a Consecration Service on Friday followed by the first Sunday…

No More Saber-Tooth?!?!

It wasn’t until Monday morning that I realized how big a day last Sunday was for our church.  Two Sundays ago, on August 16, we commissioned our first church plant and had a spectacular celebratory picnic, highlighted by a dunk tank, bounce house,…

Reflection for Good Friday

from Wendell Berry, A Timbered Choir, p. 25 “What hard travail God does in death! He strives in sleep, in our despair, And all flesh shudders underneath The nightmare of His sepulcher. The earth shakes, grinding its deep stone; All…

Reflection for Maundy Thursday

Jesus Getting Down and Dirty by William Willimon (Originally Published on March 8, 2013 at https://willwillimon.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/jesus-getting-down-and-dirty-lent-devotions/) Feet are literally the lowest, earthiest part of the body. “To put under the feet” was a humiliating gesture of the victor over the…