rectors pageThere is an expression that is used to get people to think about what they eat. It is, ‘you are what you eat.’ From a spiritual perspective we could say, ‘you are what you pray.’ We all pray with sighs too deep for words, some of us pray more intentionally. Our Sunday morning prayer life, our common prayer life, is organized in a particular way which is called Liturgy. Liturgy is a word that means ‘work of the people’ If you are like me, you might be wondering what work happens here on Sunday morning, could it be work to sing or work to listen to a sermon, work to gather around the altar for communion? In a way it is because the important thing about this work is that it is a participation event. As we celebrate and give thanks you are invited to bring the whole of your life. Our modern world has taught us to compartmentalize our lives and separate our worship from the rest of our life. In our culture, where many things have become entertainment, some people may even think that church is a form of entertainment where the congregation are simply passive recipients. That is very unfortunate. I would like to invite everyone to become active participants in our Sunday liturgy.