A Little Bit About Worship

“Religion is a human response to the mysterious otherness we experience in our lives.”

“Religion” is from the word, ‘religio’  which means, ‘to bind back to’. Worship then is one form of how we understand and express what we are bound back to at the core of our being and lives.”

Worship comes from a word which means, to shape worth. That is what we do on Sunday mornings and in other worship settings.

“A person will worship something – have no doubt about that . . . We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the recesses of our hearts – but it will out. That which dominates our imagination and our thoughts will determine our lives, character. Therefore, it behooves is to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping, we are becoming”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Worship is the place where we crystallize and express in symbolic ways our experience of being a part of the sacred, cosmic, rhythmic dance of life.”

-Rev. Marcia McFee