Worship @ SOLLC

“The God Jesus incarnates and embodies is not a distant God that must be placated. Jesus’ God is not sitting on some throne demanding worship and throwing down thunderbolts like Zeus. Jesus never said, “Worship me”; he said, “Follow me.” He asks us to imitate him in his own journey of full incarnation. To do so, he gives us the two great commandments: 

  • Love God with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength and 

  • Love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:28-31, Luke 10:25-28). 



- Richard Rohr, Franciscan Mysticism: I AM That Which I Am Seeking 

In the drama of worship that we act out each time we gather, we 

  • Gather: We bring our honest selves before a God who is always present.

  • Hear the Word: We listen to what God is speaking to us through Scripture, teachers, and each other.

  • Respond: We respond to what we have heard by interacting with the message, through baptism, and through meeting Christ at the Communion table.

  • Are Sent: We are sent to continue worshipping, continue loving and serving God, and loving and serving our neighbors.