Gathering

In His mercy and grace, our Lord gathers men, women, and children to Himself in a community of love and joy. He adopts into a family, forms us into a body, lifts us up as a temple of praise.

rossakiewicz_last_supperAt St. Brendan’s Church, we gather in worship each week to remember and rejoice in God’s redeeming love. In Word and Sacrament, we rehearse the riches of God’s mercy as revealed in Jesus Christ.

We gather because we have been gathered in love. We were outcasts, wandering far from His love, but He didn’t abandon us. He sought us, redeemed us, and called us to Himself. As Paul writes, “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

We who were not a people have become a people. We have been named and loved and called out into a living communion. Now we gather to give thanks and praise to the Lord. As a Royal Priesthood, we lift our voice in psalms, prayers, and Scripture; we join the great chorus of God’s people across the ages in adoration of our Savior Jesus Christ. In the Great Thanksgiving, we rehearse afresh our Lord’s Supper and the gift of His Body and Blood for our redemption and the life of the world.