A Future with Hope
“For surely I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11 The image of seeds germinating, just having burst open, captures our hope this Sunday. A release from that which binds us to the past, an inbreaking and indwelling of God, an infusion of the Spirit. What must break open in us in order to create new life and possibility? So let me invite you to begin by stopping and preparing yourself for worship, find yourself a candle to light while the children light their candle. Sing along as you feel comfortable throughout this worship but most of all I invite you to pause and take the time to hear what God in growing in you this day.
Make yourself comfortable and light a candle if you have one as we worship together this day.