This summer, the Church at Southpoint will gather for worship at the Hardy home every Sunday at 10:00 am.
What should you expect?
Expect a worship time that is inclusive of our children and centred around the Lord’s Prayer. We plan to give all our parents resources to help them teach their children the Lord’s Prayer this summer, even if they can’t attend every gathering. We have decided to use the traditional version of the prayer so that our kids can learn it in the language of the larger Christian community. Our hope is that our children will have greater and increasing access to our corporate worship through familiarity with this prayer and other elements of worship. We will even have a ‘dance’ (they’re just movements, don’t get freaked out!) that we will learn with our kids so that even those who can’t say the words can still participate.
In addition, we will sing, read scripture, share the Lord’s Table, pray and reflect together in a slightly more liturgical and simple worship format that should last 45 to 60 minutes. And yes, coffee will be served as you enter!
And keep your calendar clear after the worship time to make spontaneous lunch plans at the beach, in homes, at BP or wherever. Enjoy each other! Eat together! Go to the beach!
Often, church attendees get attached to a particular program, or building, or personality or style of music. When something goes wrong with their attachment, they tend to jettison the whole church.
I believe that when people honestly get to know and love each other outside of the program and institution of church life, then it is easier to deal with changes and ‘deficiencies’ in the structure of the church.
Southpoint Unplugged is an opportunity to hold some of those attachments lightly so that we may be attached to one another and ultimately, become attached to Jesus Christ who is the head of the church, his body.
Lord, Teach me to Pray!
“Holding lightly” – do I hear a puritan echo in here? I’m liking it…