When we come together for worship, we are “the church gathered.” When we leave from that place, going out into the world, to enter into discussion and activity and service and work with others in the world, we are “the church scattered.”
We never stop being the church. We are always the church. Church is not the place we gather or what takes place on Sunday mornings within a few short hours. No, church is what we are…together and apart.
Today, we practice being the “scattered church” in our “[CHURCH] is a VERB Sunday.” We go out into the world, representing Christ through acts of service and outreach.
Today is an important day. May it be a witness of who we are to our community. May it be a reminder of who we are to ourselves.