A Song of Faith.
We sing of God the Spirit,
faithful and untameable,
Who is creatively and redemptively active in the world.
The spirit challenges us to celebrate the holy not only in what is familiar and also in that which seems foreign. We sing of the Spirit,
who speaks our prayers of deepest longing
and enfolds our concerns and confessions,
transforming us and the world.
We offer worship
as an outpouring of gratitude and awe
and a practice of opening ourselves
to God’s still, small voice of comfort,
to God’s rushing whirlwind of challenge.
Through word, music, art, and sacrament,
in community and in solitude,
God changes our lives, our relationships, and our world.
We sing with trust.
Scripture is our song for the journey, the living word
passed on from generation to generation
to guide and to inspire,
that we might wrestle a holy revelation for our time and place
and cultural assumptions of another era.
God calls us to be doers of the word and not hearers only. The spirit breathes revelatory power into scripture bestowing upon it a unique and normative place in the life of the community. The spirit judges us critically when we abuse scripture by interpreting it narrow mindedly using it as a tool of oppression, exclusion or hatred.