This Coming Sunday at BSM

July 9, 2015

giphyThis Sunday, Rev. Andy will be bringing a word from Mark 6:14-29 on the beheading of John the Baptist. He will continue to preach to dominant white Christianity. Herod and John the Baptist had an understanding between each other. They had sort of an alliance, where John would give Herod prophecy, and Herod from his position of power would take it seriously. Prophetic power and worldly power are better together… except when worldly power sells out prophetic power because the worldly power is worried about how it would look at the country club. The task of the church is to make a home for an alliance between worldly power and prophetic power. But it means that the worldly power can’t sell out the prophetic power when it feels pressure to save face.

We look forward to having Tony lead us in worship. We’ve got some great songs planned: Love Lifted Me, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Holy Holy Holy, Neko Case’s John Saw That NumberGod of Grace and God of Glory, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, and I Need You To Survive. We cannot wait to worship together as a community.

We also look forward to welcoming the groups coming to be a part of the Youth Initiative. Four churches will be joining Broad Street Ministry this week: Crossroads UMC from Ashburn, VA; First Presbyterian Church from Annapolis, MD; Rocky River Presbyterian Church from Concord, NC; and Kirkwood Presbyterian Church from Springfield, VA. Please join us in welcoming them here.

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. Here’s what we have on deck: Rev. David Norse will be leading LGBTQ Fellowship. Join David for discussions of particular interest to the LGBTQ community. This group is open to all. Robert Arrington will be leading Tell Your Story. Join the discussion in which you will be able to share the story of who you are and how you came to call this place home.

Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded faith community committed to extending radical hospitality and creating a spiritual home for all, especially those who feel like they don’t belong anywhere else. For more information click here.