On Sunday mornings, we sing a hymn and pray a prayer together that speak to who we understand ourselves to be as the body of Christ in the world. The hymn text written by Dwight Liles begins with these words:
We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to you: we are an offering. Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands, Lord, use our lives, they are yours: we are an offering.
We see ourselves, as a community of faith, as ones sent into the world and into daily life to be instruments of God’s grace in our serving and living with our families, neighbors, and all people in any kind of need. In addition to this hymn, part of our prayer and a reminder of who we are is also spoken together each week in worship:
Because of God’s holiness and grace and because all that we have we count as a blessing from God, we pray: use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
We are a people invested in the broader community and world whose faith intersects daily life. We continue to grow into a vision of being an offering and ones who in all things make known the love of God.