Traditional: 8:45 AM
Contemporary: 11:00 AM
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20 – ESV)
Friends, this is our mission; this is what we’re charged with doing as God’s Church!
Connecting people to God and one another… This is our vision; it’s how we are to fulfill God’s greatest commandments, to love him and to love our neighbor.
Are we doing these things? Does our life reflect the new life, new hope, and new purpose that God has so freely given us through Jesus Christ? At All Saints, we follow our Lord’s directions, given to us in mission and vision, by moving UP, DOWN, IN, and OUT.
Part One – Moving UP in Worship
How are we moving UP through worship in our spiritual journey? Are we responding to God’s grace and living out our baptism by participating in weekly worship? By hearing God’s Word proclaimed in reading, sermon, liturgy, and song? By receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus at Communion? By joining our prayers and our praises with those of all the Saints, in petition, adoration, and praise of the Holy Trinity? By worshipping and praying as individual saints, throughout the week, fed by what is received in Sunday worship?
Such are the privileges and blessings of the baptized. I pray that you will fully partake of the blessings of looking UP in worship throughout this week, and again this coming Sunday!