The Elements of a Sunday Morning...
Those who bring First Word allow us to glimpse what moves them -- what blesses, comforts, troubles, inspires, challenges, or puzzles them. This brief reflection sets the tone for worship: We're here to disclose where the Truth is touching our hearts, not to lecture one another about truth in the abstract.
If You Are Bringing First Word
We expect First Word to last 3-5 minutes. Those who need more time are urged to bring a message; A short message is preferable to a long First Word. Since most of us can read faster than we speak, please read your written remarks aloud for a more accurate sense of timing.
Please remember that children will be present when you speak. If you plan on addressing a sensitive topic, please let Mike know. Together, we can strategize about how to create the proper context for your First Word.
On Sunday morning, worship leaders gather at 9:50am, in the "ready room" behind our worship area. If you are bringing First Word on any given Sunday, please plan to join us!