(In The Life Of The Church)
Trusty and True (by jamie)
Greetings. I hope this finds you well.
I have elected today to share with you from my attention collection in lieu of a wall of words. It’s a video of Damien Rice playing a song called Trusty and True, and it continues to be one of the most moving things I’ve seen for reasons I admittedly do not fully understand.
If you’re not familiar with Damien Rice, I would recommend that you remedy that. He is one of few artists that I have listened to for over a decade that I can return to out of genuine appreciation, with no shade of irony (this song is from a record that is only a few years old, but still). Put differently, his work resonated with me at 15 and it resonates with me at 30. Trusty and True is, at it’s core, a song about reconciliation, and I of course receive pretty much anything reconciliation-oriented through a lens that is informed by my seeking to be formed in the way of Christ. But, subject matter aside, this performance sparks in me a sense of the sacred, and I imagine I would have been reduced to a puddle on the floor if I happened to be in the room when this occurred.
So, anyway, grab some headphones if you’ve got them, dim the lights, and behold:
This Sunday UBC will be intentionally entering a space of unity together as we are in the midst of our discernment process. What that means is a few things, two of which I will name here. First, I Josh, will be giving a kind of update/sermon on what we’ve been discerning so far. Secondly, after church we will have a potluck. Not a thing where we provide lunch for you or a thing where you go get lunch for yourself. Like a legit potluck. You can either go grab potluck item after church while we set up or bring something delicious that your grandma would make. UBC has a warming rack if you need one. In addition to the potluck we will do something fun. A mysterious something to be named later.
We will have two Ash Wednesday services on 3-6. The first will be service will be @ 7:00 A.M. The evening service will be @ 5:30 P.M.
A Primer on the Exegesis of Sexuality
If you were unable to attend our Wednesdsay night gathering this last week, you can listen to a version of that discussion here.
The Hermeneutics of Sexuality
If you were at church this last Wednesday you heard a conversation on exegesis and sexuality. This Wednesday, 3-6, we will be having a kind of part 2 on sexuality and the Bible. Hermeneutics means something like, “the lens you see the text with.” Said differently now that we have the biblical data made available by exegesis how do we read the Bible? Our own Dr. Jonathan Tran will lead us in the discussion. One note, because of Ash Wednesday, this will start at 6:00 and go 7:30 PM.
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Parishioner of The Week
Glovers and David Rehfeld for being willing to help with coffee when no one else was there.
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:58. “never in vain.”
Work is Worship
Greeters: Ricky Lhotan and D-Train Harris
Mug Cleaners: Order of the Phoenix
Welcome Station: Broadduses
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