This Coming Sunday at BSM

June 26, 2015

www.tumblr.com“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Letter from a Birmingham Jail, addressed to white clergy

Sisters and brothers, we have a really exciting worship service planned this week! Rev. Andy Greenhow will be bringing a word from Mark 5:21-43 on Jairus’ daughter and the hemorrhaging woman. Continuing the subject of Charleston, Andy will show that Jesus’ presence in the world means that the healing of marginalized people does not come at the expense of healing of privileged people. Our idea that the raising up of some must necessarily mean the holding down of others is impoverished thinking; scarcity thinking. In fact, Mark communicates the idea to us formally and in content that our healing is intertwined with one another. We can’t have one story without the other. We can’t have the uplift of one without the uplift of another.

Tony Moore and the Montley Crew will be leading us in worship. We’ll be singing some of the greats like Ain’t That Good News, John Legend’s Wake Up Everybody, Jimmy Cliff’s No Justice, I Need You to Survive, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, and We Are Family.

Every Sunday after worship, we also have community engagement groups. These groups are a great way to get to know people, maybe learn something about yourselves, one another, and/or God, and get to know a few more peoples’ names.

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