There are so many things to do and so many ways to be in the world. Where will we put our energy, and what will we choose? And then once we’ve made our choices, how will we keep up our focus and energy and hope when we continually fall short? The spiritual life calls us to live in that place of tension, striving ever more to align our actions with our values, living into our intentions. What strategic intentions might you set for yourself this fall?
Join us for worship this Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m.
Order of Service: September 17 Order of Service
Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:
Offering Recipient: Honor the Earth (give here)
September Worship Theme: Intention (In Tension)
Coming from the Latin word, intentionem, intention literally means a stretching out—a stretching out of mind, of heart, of body, of spirit. When we set an intention, we are turning our attention toward something, or someone, or some idea, and stretching out to meet it. Yet there are times when our intent runs headlong into our blind spots, our misconceptions. Our good intentions can have troublesome or even devastating impacts. As we begin the new church year together, we explore intention, impact, and living in the tension of naming where we are for real, where we hope to be going, and navigating the holy in it all.