Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!
The "Gift of Getting Lost" reminds us that people who find and live into their calling in life rarely do so without getting lost first. Our journey through life is never a straight one. The path zigzags. And at each point where our journey needs to make a turn, we start to feel increasingly lost. This feeling of being lost prompts us to pay more attention to the signals that the Holy Spirits is sending us. Sometimes these signals may seem supernatural in experience, but more often they will come in subtle ways; through gut hunches, intuitions, moments of silence, shifts in awareness, multiple coincidences, even promptings from friends that we disregard. We will catch onto them...provided that we're paying attention.