Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. - Psalm 100:1
Worship this Sunday will be a day filled with joy and gratitude. We will be celebrating Diversity Sunday, appreciating the choir for all their music and heart in worship, and some folks will be in Warwick on the church retreat discovering A Playful Faith. Truly this calls us to make a joyful noise to God! As we prepare for worship I want to join in with the thanksgiving of the writer of Philippians when he says “I thank my God every time I remember you.” I, along with many of you, am grateful for the creativity and beauty that the choir and the Director of Music Minister offer in worship each week. They have moved us to experience God and we couldn’t be more grateful – thank you.
We are also celebrating the beautiful rainbow of God’s diverse people. At West End we celebrate the array of political and religious opinions; we celebrate and welcome the LGBTQ community; we value the multiple cultures and ethnicities represented in the congregation; we are grateful that we are made up of young and old, partnered and single, and many different representations of family; we believe that there is unity in our diversity.
Come, and make a joyful noise this Sunday as we celebrate all that God has done and is doing in our midst!