Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
“Are you awake, yet?”
It’s a common question that may come from a loved one or a co-worker. Especially if we’ve not yet had our coffee or endured a particularly sleepless night. This question is one we’ll be sitting with throughout October as we take up the month’s theme of “Awakening.”
On Sunday we’ll consider what it means to be awake to the world around us—be that defined as far away or close to home. And I’ll ask what it means for us as a congregation. Are we awake to the struggles of our times? Are we paying attention to the real needs of a hurting world? Are we prepared to make a difference by changing lives, starting with our own?
My deepest thanks to everyone who turned out for our inaugural Wednesday night service, The Dinner Table. It was a beautiful, candlelit time of community in the making. I encourage everyone to consider dropping by when you can for this more intimate worship experience. The service begins at 6pm, with soup served around 6:30pm.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, fully awake after our city’s celebration of Nuit Blanche!
In faith and love,