Sabbath Month

 

What is Sabbath Month?

Sabbath is about rest, relying on God, worship, and connecting to God and one another (perhaps even connecting to God through one another)  So we are doing what we can to provide a time in which all of these things can happen communally. 

 

What will we do?

  • We will explore different ways to worship and connect to God together

  • We will work to include everyone in the worship experience, members of the congregation will be asked to choose our music, read scripture and participate in discussions about Sabbath and how we can participate in Sabbath together

  • We will eat together and fellowship together, often.

  • We will share in the Lord's table together each week.

  • We will encourage  making connections with those in our congregation

  • We will read and explore a book together while sharing lunch together - each Sunday, following the Sunday service, Pastor Kaza will host a book group where we will Discuss Organic Outreach by Kevin G. Harney

  • We will relax and enjoy this time that God is giving us to draw closer to our Savior and to one another.

 

What will we not do?

We are cutting back and attempting to have a month of rest, esp for those who do so much to make church events happen.

  • There will be no power point this month

  • There will be no worship prep/practice

  • There will be no children's church

  • No Bible Study group meeting

What will worship look like during Sabbath month?

  • Jan 6 – Informal Worship - we will hold a very informal discussion based, participatory service

  • Jan 13 – Worship Brunch - we will share a meal together as a part of our worship

  • Jan 20 – Liturgical Worship - following the service we will all go to Pastor Kaza's house for a Soup Feast

  • Jan 27 – Wesley Covenant Service - we will renew our commitment to one another as the Church her in Cambridge and to God as the people of God

 

In what ways will we be exploring Sabbath each Sunday?

Each Week we will explore a different way Sabbath Rest is found in Scripture

  • Jan 6 – Sabbath Theme: God Rested  (Genesis 2:1-4)

    • Sermon: Matt 2:1-23

  • Jan 14 – Sabbath Theme: Rest is a Gift (Exodus 16:13-17)

    • Sermon: Matt 3:1-17

  • Jan 21 – Sabbath Theme: Jesus Rested  (Mark 6:31)

    • Sermon: Matt 4:1-17

  • Jan 28 – Sabbath Theme: Rest is for US (Hebrews 4:14-16)

    • Sermon: Matt 5:1-20 ​

 

Sabbath book list

 

Sabbath: The Ancient Practices - Dan Allender, Phyllis Tickle

Sabbath as Resistance - Walter Brueggemann

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting - Marva J. Dawn

Sabbath – Abraham Hershel

24/6 – Matthew Sleeth

Sabbath Renewal: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives, - Wayne Mueller

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