Today was great; a few of us worshiped at Church of the Common Table at Jammin' Java in Vienna; Jay and Amy played and sang; along with Pete, who has been jamming with our musicians. They put together some great stuff.
The service was primarily a reading from the book of Romans, done very intimately--it was really powerful. I'm looking forward to collaborating with the Common Table folks--we're going to worship together at Convergence on May 11--Pentecost Sunday, along with friends from Fairlington Presbyterian.
Some highlights: Amy sitting to my right belting it out--singing lyrics directly from her Bible as Pete and Jay played...serving and receiving communion around a circle--especially beautiful was the little boy having communion with his dad...
A few of the Common Table folks joined us at Convergence this evening, as well as some friends from Fairlington Pres. I'm really excited about joining together with other communities!
Thursday Lisa and I went to an exhibit opening for our friend Bud. Bud is vice-president of the Arlington Artists Alliance, a great home brewer, and a big Convergence supporter. I was moved to see that one of his paintings in the exhibit was titled Convergence.
Also Thursday, we hosted the first in a discussion series on "Who is God?" led by Jeff Willetts, academic dean at Leland. Based on a class at the seminary, we began examining the idea of God--without falling into the trap of using "church" language. It was a great start; looking forward to more this week.