Sing a New Song

Psalm 33         When we gathered for praising God at Massanetta, we waited until all were together outside the door of our worship space before we entered. We were called to worship not as individuals, but together, as an entire body of 300 youth and adults, walking in between a two sided wall of welcoming high fives from our leaders, to loud, energetic music that just made you have to dance a bit. Continue reading

More Surprises!

Luke 24:13-35           Dr. Ken Kovacs is a neighboring pastor at Catonsville Presbyterian.  Last fall he took a well-deserved three month sabbatical away from the church in order to walk.  But it was more than a walk.  It was a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey following in the steps of others who have walked the same path for centuries.  He walked the 500 mile Camino in northern Spain, ending in the small town of Santiago de Compostela.  The Camino is a trail that has been used for centuries by the faithful, by those who want to be faithful and by the curious who become faithful in the walking.  Camino means trail or path or road in Spanish.  Ken writes:  “Many walk for religious reasons. Some walk just for the sense of adventure.  Many are spiritual seekers, with no religious affiliation, searching for something more, something more than life in the West has to offer, with its materialism and commercialism and superficial spirituality that doesn’t speak to the soul.” He believes that being a pilgrim, on a journey with Christ, is really what being a Christian is all about.  The walk with Christ is a path full of surprises, opportunities and transformation.

The Camino is sometimes called the route of therapy, la ruta de terapia.  Continue reading