When God rescued his people from slavery, he gave them a specific command: take one day a week and rest. Don’t produce, don’t create, don’t work - simply rest, pray, and play.
(We’ve talked about this before!)
As Christians, we believe that rhythm is crucial to our lives, and that without it we can work ourselves into burn-out, or fail to work as hard as we ought.
There is a rhythm to life, a pattern that creation falls into. We often talk about Sabbath as individuals, but we also need rest as a community.
Which is why, from July 10 to August 21, we are going to take a season of rest as a community. We will still gather on Sunday, but the service will be unplugged; singing only songs from the hymnal (!), with brisk “heat-appropriate” sermons, and time to hang out together afterwards.
The fact is, this year has been amazing! Parties in the park, people meeting Jesus, Christmas sing-a-longs, baby dedicating, bike blessings, and a Mass for the End of the World - our church is growing into a healthy, God-loving, Jesus-following community. It’s all been amazing, but it has been a lot of work, and we need to fall into Sabbath rest.
Unfortunately, this break has implications for our podcast as well. The fact is, uploading sermons takes some time and energy, and so for seven weeks we will not be updating with any new sermons. On the plus side, this will give any of our regular listeners a chance to go through the
old classic sermons on this page.
And then, come fall, we will be ready to hit it all over again.
Thank you to everyone who follows our church via the internetz, we are very thankful for your prayer and support.
Grace and peace.