The first Sunday of October, Christian churches across the globe celebrate World Communion Sunday. Each gathering at the Lord’s Table, we are reminded of our interconnectedness, of our shared worship of our ever-loving God, and our call to work for the peace and well-being of our whole family in Christ.
I am especially excited about the worship service that our staff has crafted for DHPC, for this Sunday. During a time of heightened scrutiny and separation of our brothers and sisters of Middle Eastern, and particularly Muslim, descent, we will celebrate our Middle Eastern faith roots and remember our common lineage with Jews and Muslims, our fellow children of Abraham.
Join us as we dig into the story of Abraham’s less celebrated son (at least in Christian circles), Ishmael, who was destined by God to begin another great nation, and who is revered as an Islamic prophet. We’ll have Middle Eastern treats at snack time, share in music influenced by different cultures across the Holy Lands, and take part in the Peace and Global Witness Offering.
- Scripture – Genesis 21:8-20
- Sermon Title – “Hold On”
I am beyond excited to worship with you this week. Please join us beforehand for Islam 101 (9:45 AM, in the Parlor).