Sunday, November 26 @ 11:11AM – “A Seat at the Table”
Don’t forget that we’re at the Annex this week (123 Maxwell St.) and that we’re starting 19 minutes sooner than we usually do! Also, the weekly potluck is still on (it will be following the service) so make sure you bring something tasty!
Read: Luke 22:1-30; 1 Corinthians 2
Think: We’ve spent the last few weeks developing the idea of Justice and how it may play itself out in our lives and the life of this community. As we explore this final installment, reflect back on what we’ve talked about so far (an outlook on life based on an understanding and submission to the Godhead; orthodoxy (right thinking) & orthopraxy (right practice); being partners with God for the redemption of the world) and ask yourself the question, ‘Am I truly living life as one of God’s change agents?’
Pray: Father, you have given all peoples one common origin.
It is your will that they be gathered together
as one family in yourself.
Fill the hearts of mankind with the fire of your love
and with the desire to ensure justice for all.
By sharing the good things you give us,
may we secure an equality for all
our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
May there be an end to division, strife and war.
May there be a dawning of a truly human society
built on love and peace.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord.
Live: “[May we move towards] a full-blown biblical theology that affirms both personal and social sin, both personal conversion and structural change, both evangelism and social action, both personal and social salvation, both Jesus as moral example and Jesus as vicarious substitute, both orthodox theology and ethical obedience.” (Ron Sider)
Additional Reading: If all this talk about Justice has you wanting to explore things further, here are a couple of good leads where you can start: “Culture Jam” & “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” .
*Sacred Space: We’ve commissioned a property assessment of the Taylor’s furniture property that will give us both a better picture of the building’s history and condition, as well as the fair market value which may open the door for us to negotiate a tax receipt as part of a potential purchase offer. We’ll keep you in the loop as the information becomes available.