“Learning how to worship is an essential part of becoming Christian” ~ Mons Teig
On Sunday morning you may have noticed labels in the sanctuary identifying parts of the worship space and a large liturgical calendar on the floor. They were all part of ECLC’s first grade faith milestone, an important step in our ministry programming with children. During this milestone event, we share an ELCA definition of worship:
Think about it like this. God’s Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through reading from the Old and New Testament of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. And God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.
We use hand painted stones and the liturgical calendar, along with the children’s game I Spy, and a story from the Spark Story Bible to help us see ourselves as a part of the faith story and to know ourselves as part of the body of Christ, the church. God shapes who we are and who we are becoming in many ways throughout our lives. But worship is our best model for faith formation, and the heart of who we are, how we learn, and what we do together as the church.