Monday, March 5th. Matthew 18:20

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by George Amundson. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

 

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

 

Like the NFL, Sundays are big days for Faith Lutheran Church. Granted, so much goes on around here during the week:

 

· Faith Lutheran is a place where hurting people find healing.

· Thousands of people experience faith, hope, and love.

· Families are strengthened with a renewed sense of purpose.

· Faith is a leader in the renewal of the Lutheran witness to the Christian faith.

· God is glorified and the reach of the kingdom expanded.

 

But let’s take a look at Sunday. Remembering our Mandate (“Follow Jesus in blessing the world with faith, hope, and love”), it leads us to our Map (how do we do it?). Worship, along with Learning and Healing, is one of our core strategies to “how do we do it?”

 

What we have on Sunday is dynamic worship, rooted in our heritage, relevant to life today, expressed in a variety of styles, which glorify God and feed God’s people.

 

Faith Breathes is another term we use for worship. It reaches back to the creation story to God breathing new life into those God creates, just as God breathes new life into us as we worship. We breathe when we pray, when we sing, and when we share with one another.

 

I always preferred it better if I played as part of the team, instead of on my own, concerned only about my individual stats. The equipment manager, office staff, assistant coaches, the head coach, teammates, and yes, even the cheerleaders are all part of the team. I suppose some believe they can worship in nature, on some remote lake, or on top of a mountain, but for me, set me down in a pew, surrounded by Christians; my teammates.

 

Let us pray:  Dear Lord, as we gather in worship to receive and strengthen our faith, help us to remember our teammates, those that are with us and those future draft choices.  Amen.

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