Weekly Announcements - Friday 5/17 & Sunday 5/19

Hi friends,

This week (spilling into Sunday) we have two formal gatherings. The Family Table in Rocky River is CANCELLED this week because - well - we’ve got too much going on :) … but the gathering at the Hisey home in West Park is still happening.

Also, please note that we have TWO LORD’S TABLE GATHERINGS LEFT THIS SPRING. Why am I writing this in ALL CAPS? Well, because if you’d like to get a TASTE of how our Sunday rhythms will be when we launch in the fall - this is a good time to check it out. I think we’ve got something special going on - that’s why I’d love for you to get a TASTE OF TABLE.

Family Table - West Park - Hisey home (3847 W 146 St., Cleveland) - 6:30 pm on Friday 5/17:

As always, it's a children's lesson with with a guided prayer time with pizza and other food and beverages before and more chatting afterwards in the neighborhood starting with a meal where you can bring something to share - but most importantly bring yourself.  Please let them know if you're coming (if you are able to let them know) by noon on Friday at stevendestiny@gmail.com. Come and hang out!

Lord’s Table - Lakewood - Hayes Elementary School (16401 Deleware Ave., Lakewood - parking in the lot off of Olive Ave. coming from the North) - 10:30 am to 11:45 am on Sunday, 5/19:

Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. Some of you all have said you’d like to help with set-up. We will be able to get into the school around 9 am. Anyone who would like to volunteer their elbow grease, please show up.

As we continue to explore what Lord’s Table (Sunday service) can and should look like for us, I think we’ll be able to learn from each other and be encouraged by God through one another at the Lord’s Table. Like I said last time, it’s been fun to see how our “liturgical” format can leave so much space for participation. Not the kind of participation that singles people out. During these gatherings we not only celebrate God’s goodness, but also practice lament through the Psalms we read and the prayers we pray. We don’t gather to escape reality, but to bring ourselves and our concerns to God.

For future events, please go to our “Calendar of Events” page.

Matt Buehrle