Welcome to The Pub Church! We are a church in a pub and the Spirit is with us. In this space you are free to move about, order drinks/food, doodle, and express your ideas openly!
We come together with diversity of thoughts, stories, talents, hopes and hurts. Our prayer is that in coming together with all our differences and with Spirit, we participate toward a new divine reality. This is sacred space.
Teach us, Spirit Divine, not to torture ourselves, not to make martyrs out of ourselves through stifling reflection, but rather teach us to breathe deeply in faith that you are near to us. – Be near to us then, that we may feel a joyous assurance that you are not far from us, but that we live and move and have our being in you.
*adapted from The Prayers of Kierkegaard, p. 36, 53
TELLING OUR STORY
PEACE – TOAST
Some of us are focused, some are a mess!
We participate during the sermon
And people do connect, we are learnin’
(All may join in the following)
Greet all with a handshake, toast or a wave
At all times feel free to yell, rant or rave
Fake not friends, we can arrive as we are.
Cheers! Here’s to sacred space in a bar!
By Andrew Prete
There was also a voice from the skies: "You are my favored son – I fully appreciate you.”
And right away the spirit drives him out into the wilderness, where he remained for forty days, being put to the test by Satan. While he was living there with the wild animals, the heavenly messengers looked after him.
After John was locked up, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming God’s good news. His message went: "The time is up: A Divine new way has commenced. Change your ways, and put your trust in this good news!"
• Thoughts on today’s reading
• Thoughts on Lent
• Any connections?
RITUAL OF CONFESSION
SHARING OF RESOURCES
XA: God is with us.
All: Yes she is.
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Today is the beginning of everything. Go in peace, with new life, and Drink in the Spirit!
By Andrew Prete