Topic

Charis Weathers (Regent alumnus and now pastor of Echoes church in Bellingham), spoke from the long prayer in John 17 against the backdrop of Rublev’s famous icon The Holy Trinity. In an exploration of the perichoresis (the trinitarian nature) of God, Charis identified the trio in a dance with each other, flowing in and out of relationship with each other (Gregory of Nyssa) to permeate each others’ existence. We as worshippers are invited to enter the same dance of worship and love of the Trinity, and widen it outward to others in a process of becoming sanctified by being sent into the world, not out of it. This is the physical manifestation of the self-giving love Jesus modeled for us in his prayer to the disciples in John 17. [AP]

Rublev’s famous icon showing the three Angels being hosted by Abraham at Mamre. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Service Details

Passage: John 17:6-19

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Charis Weathers

Worship Leader: Rosie Perera

Song Leader: Angela Ruthven

Pianist: Curtis Funk

Usher: Diane Ehling

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

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Sunday School Team

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