As we transition back to normal, and public restrictions lift, we are again able to meet together this summer in backyards and parks for house church. To help with this, we are preparing the guides and liturgies below.
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 feel free to pass the facilitating around in the future.
At our simple-on-line last week we read from Ephesians 1 where we considered the idea of reconciliation. These two groups - Jew and Gentile - being united and that this work, is the very will of God! His will, we learned, is to bring all things together under Christ.
This week, this profound message of reconciliation continues as we read from Ephesians 2:11-22. It is, perhaps, one of the most important messages of the scriptures to the church today.