A Sacred Trust
Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
To launch a new year in the life of our congregation, we will celebrate our annual Water Communion Service this Sunday. From the journeys we’ve taken in recent months—be they near or far, literal or metaphorical—we are all invited to bring a small bit of water to remember a special place or symbolize a recent meaningful experience. (If you forget to bring water, we’ll have “proxy” water available to all.)
This service to mark summer’s end and the beginning of a new season will also include the return of Dallas, Lisa, and glorious music from our choir, the Covenant Ceremony with our new Intern Minister and Seminarian, as well as the Dedication of six-month old Theo Stefan Simic. In my homily, I will explore this month’s theme of what it means to live a life of “Promise” through the prism of water. It will be a great and festive day at First U, and I look forward to seeing you all at this very special service.