On the Table – July 30th through August 5th

Hi church!

It’s a new month, and we’re back with (at least) two chances to gather. Pretty good deal, if you ask me.

On Friday evening we will gather with our friends at the Lamb Center (Fairfax County’s only daytime drop-in center for homeless folks) for our monthly pizza and karaoke party. Bring your children (if any), your singing voice (if any) and your silly self (you know you have one). We’ll gather at 6 for setup, the singing starts at 6:30, and we’ll sing ‘Amazing Grace’ and finish up by 8.  Good times!

Then, join us on Sunday morning (10am at Jammin’ Java) for a Creative Worship Service. The topic this week, suggested by our good Dr. Karen, is “The Power of Vulnerability”. Here’s what Karen had to say about the service idea:

We at CT are pretty good about vulnerability, I think, maybe? It is such a fascinating thing, that vulnerability is the key to shame but also to love. (I feel like this is part of God’s redemption.) We can explore what it means to live “whole-heartedly”, how life looks like if you believe you are worthy of love and belonging, and interacting with people who don’t believe that. What it means to do things in the face of probable failure, of non-reciprocation….

I’m both excited and expecting to be challenged. In other words, it sounds like the perfect service.

And that’s it for the moment. Lots of good stuff coming up, though, including the Muppets service, our annual CT retreat (woot woot!) on Labor Day weekend at the Shrine Mont retreat center in western VA, a Bill Murray film festival on Saturday evenings, and a celebration of World Communion Sunday.

A church that celebrates the Eucharist ecumenically, and also honors the comic and parapsychological genius of Dr. Peter Venkman. I know I’m in the right place.  🙂

Mike Croghan

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