Traveling the Way of Love Episode 3: Worship
Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 3: Worship, the latest installment of a new video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is now available for viewing on The Episcopal Church website (click on Worship).
Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. This third episode focuses on Worship.
In this episode, Sikkema visits with the Rev. Elsa Marty, pastor of St. Lydia’s, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, New York. When asked about the content of this episode, Sikkema describes it this way:
“When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth to live the Way of Love. But what does it mean to worship in a non-traditional setting? How can we be responsive to neighbors who might never walk through those red doors? St. Lydia’s has worked to understand their neighborhood and offer worship to God in the language their neighbors speak.”
To facilitate the use of this video by individuals or small groups for discernment and reflection, an Episode Guide, reflection, and other resources are provided here.
In addition to the first three episodes, four additional are planned for 2019; watch for them in July, September, October and November. Each episode is built around one of the seven practices central to The Way of Love: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, rest.
Episodes are closed-captioned.
This episode was made possible by the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in partnership with The Episcopal Church Office of Communication.