Summer Ministry Focus-Worship Where You Are
“The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.” Psalm 121:8
The Bible is filled with journey stories. The Israelites wander in the desert for 40 years. Jonah flees from God and heads to Tarshish. We see Mary and Joseph making a trip to Bethlehem when it’s time for Jesus to be born. Women encounter Jesus on the road to Emmaus after the resurrection. Saul encounters Christ as he travels to Damascus. And, the psalms are filled with songs of ascent, or pilgrim psalms, of those who travel to Jerusalem.
During the summer many of us go on a journey. We may find ourselves enjoying the warm weather by walking the neighborhood or spending a lot of time in the car. We journey to ball games, vacation destinations, and family gatherings. Because of these great things, we aren’t always able to worship at St. Paul’s.
This summer we’d like to help you stay connected with the St. Paul’s community. We’re launching Worship Where You Are. These resources will help you to connect with the worship services that happen each week and include:
· Weekly discussion questions to help you explore the sermon
These items will be hosted here on our website, and also posted throughout the week on St. Paul’s social media. Other items might include a video of that week’s scripture or an interview that highlights how a Bible story speaks to a guest preacher.
Be sure to pick up a Worship Where You Are kit which will provide further discussion, prayer, and fun car games to use as you travel. These will be available on May 5.
We hope these resources will remind you of God’s presence wherever you are and help you to worship. Listen to the songs on your morning walk. Play them in the car as you go to another game. Use the prayers around the campfire or at the dinner table. Listen to the sermon as you get ready in the morning or pack for the trip.
Watch the website and social media for each week’s resources and share your Worship Where You Are experiences with a picture or thought on social media using #worshipwhereyouare #splcomaha.