It is summer. It is hot. And, yet, we gather, in this season of green.
Green is the color for the long church season we call “Time after Pentecost.” We hear stories of discipleship, that is, stories that shape and guide us as God’s people in the world and in this place. We learn, we grow. We come to the table to be refreshed by God’s promises for us and renewed for service in the world.
We come as we are. And we are welcome.
We are an international and ecumenical church, coming from many places and Christian backgrounds. Communion is served on the first and third Fridays of each month. All baptized Christians are welcome at Christ’s table.
Come, you who hunger for justice. Come feast on God’s promise to feed the hungry, lift up the lowly, and set the captive free.
Come, you who thirst for mercy. Come drink from the water of life, God’s power to pardon, strengthen, and heal.
Come, you who long for peace among nations and between peoples, peace in our homes and our hearts.
Come, all who are weary and heavy laden. Come to the river of life, lay down your burdens, and pour out your prayers before the throne of the Lamb.
-From “For the Healing of the Nations,” Holden Prayer Around the Cross