In John’s Gospel, we are presented with a dialogue between Jesus and a woman:
Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you and your people say that it is necessary to worship in Jerusalem.”
Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the time is coming when you and your people will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You and your people worship what you don’t know; we worship what we know because salvation is from the Jews. But the time is coming—and is here!—when true worshippers will worship in spirit and truth. The Father looks for those who worship him this way. God is spirit, and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and truth.”
Tonight, we gather for our first potluck of the year. Because the topic is worship, our study will be an all-ages study; we will be watching some short videos in the sanctuary and then talking in small groups about what we like about worship and what we can imagine worship being. Depending on the number of kids, I’ll host the kids’ discussion.