“We shall not cease form exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot
Summer Worship Theme, 2014
The summer of 2014 will be a special time in the life of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The congregation has unanimously voted to send our pastor, Sterling Severns, on a much deserved sabbatical of rest and renewal. He will spend the summer exploring and, in some cases, re-exploring those places he calls home.
However, Sterling is not the only one who will spend his summer exploring what it means to be “home” and, ultimately, what it means to be “home again.” As he goes, we will journey alongside him from afar as we, too, explore how home is so much more than a place. It is a great time to be a part of the Tabernacle family! We hope you’ll make plans to be with us throughout the Summer!
If nothing else, our journeys have a way of reshaping our perception of the familiar. It is as T.S. Eliot reminds us: when we leave home and go exploring, our return will bring us back to the same old home in an all new way. We are not the church we were ten years ago or five years ago or even one year ago. So how do we go about living into this home as it is now – not into what it was or what it will be, but into what it is now?
Aug 10:Opening Doors (Mark 5:21-43)