Catherine Cooper, soon to be Ph.D., spoke about transitions based on her life experiences and the story of Israel demanding a King as told in 1 Samuel 8. Exploration — actively seeking to learn (including from failure) — helps us to grow. In the liminal spaces at the threshold of change, transitions are opportunities for us to make decisions despite uncertainty. It can be easier to listen to the Holy Spirit in the thin moments of time when we leave behind the noise and worries of the world. The Beautiful Not Yet (pg. 6 in PDF) poem by Carrie Newcomer reminds us that we all live between Then and Soon. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 1 Samuel 8:4-22

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Catherine Cooper

Worship Leader: Laura Eriksson

Song Leader: Angela Ruthven

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Ed Epp

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