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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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Call and Response – Sermon Series beginning January 10

Call and Response is a rhythmic liturgical form often thought to have been brought to North America by enslaved Africans. However, similar patterns can be found in some of the ancient liturgies going all the way back to the psalms. When the leader calls out a word or phrase, those present respond with a symbiotic word or phrase, sung or spoken. Thus the entire community is engaged and strengthened.

But when the Holy calls, what is the appropriate response? And how should God’s call and the Church’s response build-up the Beloved Community that is the Kingdom of God? In this 6-week sermon series, Pastor Helen will help us ponder this question as she reflects on scripture passages taken from the Revised Common Lectionary, especially from Mark’s gospel.

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Jan 10, 2021
Scripture: Mark 1:4-11
Theme: The Holy Speaks: Jesus Responds

Jan 17, 2021
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Theme: Come and See: A Skeptic Responds

Jan 24, 2021
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
Theme: Jesus Invites: Some Workers Respond

Jan 31, 2021
Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
Theme: Jesus Commands: Even and Unclean Spirit Responds!

Feb 7, 2021
Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
Theme: Jesus Heals: A Woman Responds