As per our fall plan, for those churches interested in participating, every other week our simplechurches will assemble on their own - either via zoom (instructions below) or in another setting. As these are unusual times, to assist the churches in a simple gathering, Andy will prepare a guide that churches can use to facilitate the gathering. It will mimic what we do on-line... you'll just do it yourself!
Did you know that's what the word means? The word liturgy comes from the ancient Greek (Greek: λειτουργία), leitourgia, and it literally means "work for the people." It is a blending of the two words "litos ergos" or "public service".
The idea is that this is the "work" we do. The liturgy, these "ancient rhythms" are the work we do. They are the service we offer to each other and the Lord. It's the way we participate in worship!
Neat, huh? So, enjoy your work together!
Simple. Download the file below and choose the venue. Online, or otherwise. The first week your church leader can facilitate... but in the future, feel free to pass the facilitating around.
This week, the Liturgical Calendar celebrates the “Reign of Christ.” This focus happens yearly before Advent begins as the Church turns its attention away from “ordinary time” toward the coming of Jesus into the world!
For our reading this week, the first 3:00mins of the Bible Project video on Ephesians set’s the stage wonderfully… and I would strongly encourage you to watch these three minutes before reading.
If you are using Zoom, the host can share their screen and you can watch it together.