For our Sunday Prayer this week, I have taken an excerpt of the newly approved "Song of Faith" of the United Church of Canada (Copyright 2006). I will be sharing the full document on my blog soon. "A Song of Faith" does not replace "A New Creed" - rather it expands A New Creed both poetically and theologically. It is not strict doctrine for the UCCan, but rather stands as authentically as possible as our shared Song of Faith for this time in history.
...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,
but 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, our world.
We sing with trust...
*Don't forget to nominate yourself or someone else for the RevGal Wednesday Festival. This week's theme is Potluck!!