On Oct. 16th we began a “Jericho Walk.” For six Sundays, after worship, we will walk silently around the church property – from the front steps to the little sidewalk between the church and the chapel, over the grassy area to the new handicapped parking lot and back around to the front steps.
On the Seventh Sunday, which will be Nov. 27th, (the First Sunday of Advent), we will do that walk Seven times around, and on the last time, we will holler and blow trumpets if we have them.
The purpose of the “Jericho Walk” is to Symbolically tumble down the walls of the church, so that people not here yet will be truly welcomed in, and so those of us inside will reach out to our neighbors and community.
It is a symbolic way to remind God and ourselves that we are open to new folks; that we want there to be no walls between us and Christ, nor between us and our friends and neighbors – who are our Faith Family.
There is a Divine dimension in our world, and when we seek for and intentionally ask God’s help in Biblical ways like this, God provides. Walk if you can. Pray NMW.
Blessings, Pastor Bethany