Worship as nourishment

Julie Aageson

​As I read and reflect this summer, I’m encouraged by so many things.  At worship this morning, the spirit of God’s presence was tangible—in the liturgy, in a baptism where the pastor took obvious pleasure in the fact that he’d confirmed the young mother, officiated at their wedding, and baptized the three-year old brother of the little new-born.  The sermon was compelling and thoughtful.  Prayers were shared for people in the congregation, for the community, for other denominations.  Projects were announced that clearly illustrate “God’s work, our hands.”

This congregation truly is about “being church.”   They practice being Christ’s presence in the world.  I went away fed with bread and wine, blessed, forgiven, and marked with the wondrous grace of God’s love.

*  What do you find encouraging or nourishing to you as we enter this season of summer?