Rustlings (April 8, 2015)

John, the author of our fourth gospel, wrote, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John each tried to condense the life of Jesus into just a few chapters. The church presses the life of Christ into the liturgical year – the First Sunday of Advent to Ascension Sunday. It’s a challenge to contain so great a story in such a small space of page and time.

This Sunday, our Communications Committee will unveil our church’s new logo. It is quite a challenge to press the essence of our church into one simple symbol, but our Communications Committee has done inspired, excellent work. I have the privilege of incorporating the elements of this new emblem of our faith family into my sermon. I want you to see what I see. I want us to be able to interpret the insightful nuances of this logo to our friends and neighbors. I want the magnets and stickers that grace our automobiles to convey not just our identity, but the depth of our identity.

Join me during Sunday morning’s worship service as we explore the ways Christ has shaped us. There’s no way one symbol can contain our complete identity, but this new logo comes pretty close…

Jim