What a joy it was to see so many of your faces again in person last Sunday at 9 and 11 AM! It was so wonderful seeing 13 children at 9 AM, ready to go outside and play with Emily. And those of us in the sanctuary at 11 AM could feel all 42 households who were present with us in Spirit, worshipping at home via Livestream at 11 AM. It was so good to be together.
This past Sunday we began a three-part series on the Holy Trinity. We spoke about how God, at God’s very core, is a loving relationship among three. The ancient Cappadocian theologians called God’s Trinitarian essence the “Circle Dance” or the “Divine Dance.” They believed that God was a loving flow, a radical relatedness, or a waterwheel of love that has been turning since the beginning of time. You can learn more about trinitarian theology in Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, “The Divine Dance,” or you can just attend church the next two Sundays for the completion of our three-part sermon series.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from these 15 months of distance, it is that God made humanity for community. Community is something we need as surely as we need water or bread. And if there’s anything we’ve learned from times of deep suffering or pain, it’s that we need the comfort found in those who love us. So now, as we cautiously return to community after 479 days of exile, let us meditate on the meaning of community through the theology of the Trinity in this sermon series, Divine Dance.