Louisiana Memorial
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Love God, Love Others

Isaiah 6:1-8 (CEB)

In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and exalted throne, the edges of his robe filling the temple. Winged creatures were stationed around him. Each had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two their feet, and with two they flew about. They shouted to each other, saying:
 

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of heavenly forces!
All the earth is filled with God’s glory!”

 
The doorframe shook at the sound of their shouting, and the house was filled with smoke. I said, “Mourn for me; I’m ruined! I’m a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips. Yet I’ve seen the king, the Lord of heavenly forces!” Then one of the winged creatures flew to me, holding a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips. Your guilt has departed, and your sin is removed.” Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?”
 

I said, “I’m here; send me.”

Worship

 Our worship is modern traditional

We combine the richness of the deep roots of Christianity with elements that speak to future generations. On any given Sunday you will have the Apostle's Creed read alongside a contemporary call to worship. Hymns of our past are intertwined with music of today. Our liturgy (the work of the people) is diverse containing ancient words in modern english.
 

Our Worship is Intentional

 
We expect the Holy Spirit to show up. We believe in the power of God to transform us. We pray for one another. We forgive one another. We believe that God will show up where two or more people gathered in worship. (Matthew 18:20)

Our Worship is Communal

 
We believe in the two sacraments given to us by Jesus Christ:
  1. Baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) Baptism is God's action in our lives. It represents the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Baptism welcomes new people into the community of God. We believe baptism is a sign of what Jesus has done, what Jesus is doing now, and what Jesus will do in the future.
  2. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. This is the celebration feast that Jesus presented to his disciples. (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24). We practice open communion which means you do not have to be a United Methodist to receive communion. the Communion Table is open to all who seek to follow Jesus. Our communion elements are bread and unfermented grape juice. 

Our Worship is Missional

Worship is an action that transforms. Isaiah 6 offers an encounter with the Lord where the prophet is fundamentally changed forever. We want to transform individuals and communities through our worship. Leaving worship means being sent into the mission field as an agent of Jesus Christ.