During each week of Ordinary Time, our gatherings begin with a video to draw us together into a collective posture of worship. The video itself has many images that we hope will prompt different thoughts, feelings, ideas and responses that can illuminate what God may be inviting us into during this season. For this week’s Midweek Worship, we’ve invited a handful of our pastors and staff to reflect and meditate on a single image from the Gathering Video and to respond with a prayer for this Ordinary Time. These prayers come from Brett, Mary, Jesus, James and Fernando.
There are moments when God speaks to us in powerful ways that challenge our assumptions or maybe just shake us up a bit. The discovery of the unmarked grave of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops has been one of those moments.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada profoundly grieves the recent revelation of the deaths of 215 indigenous children in Kamloops, B.C. Our heart goes out to their families, their home communities, and to all First Nations across Canada.
Also this week on Youtube & Instagram, we invited you to take a moment to pray with the full version of the adapted prayer that is part of our current Call to Listen. The original prayer is from the folks at Joy in Enough and it is a prayer that prompts reflection. It’s always a good time to be still and listen for the whispered vision of a new way of life.
Earlier this week, Clyde shared some additional thoughts on living by the Spirit on both Youtube & Instagram. For all who are weary and unsure if God is really at work, may this midweek encouragement from Clyde, and continuation of our teaching from the weekend, buoy you today.