October 4, 10:15 a.m.
“The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing.”
from 1 Corinthians 12:25-31 (The Message)
We use the word “church” to mean a lot of different things. Sometimes “church” is a building. Sometimes it’s the people who meet in that building and the stuff they do together. Sometimes it refers to a local congregation, like Lakewood UCC. And sometimes it refers to a whole bunch of congregations joined by common history or theology. So, the United Church of Christ is a “church”—it says so, right there in the name! These are all useful ways to talk about “church,” but there’s a bigger meaning of the word, and that’s the meaning behind this Sunday’s worship service. Join us as we, together with Christians all over the world, celebrate the unity of the global Church.