October 1, 2020
This Sunday, October 4, is World Communion Sunday. At Galilee and the Chapel, we’ll be offering communion liturgy in our livestream worship services so that you can join with Christians of every nation in receiving the Lord’s Supper. There are some steps you must take ahead of time, so please review our Online Communion Guidelines.
Our theology is one of an open table. All people who sincerely wish to partake in God’s grace are welcome to receive communion with us, and we see in that a reflection of the world that God wills for us: a world of rich variety and no prejudice.
We’re lucky to have choir director Jordan Markwood with us this and every Sunday. For our worship anthem, Jordan will be singing “We Are Marching in the Light of God” in English, Spanish and Mende (Mende is the language spoken by many of the people at the CRC in Bo, the Mende people being one of the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone).
“We Are Marching in the Light of God” is a hymn and a protest song that comes to us from South Africa.
Jordan says, “I share this song in these three languages because of experiences I have had through church in West Africa and the Dominican Republic during my time at the Child Reintegration Centre in Bo and Renewed Hope Mission in the DR.”
“I appreciate the versatility of the song,” says Jordan. “I’ve used it for Vacation Bible School overseas and we would substitute the word “marching” for other verbs like “singing,” “praying,” “working,” “dancing” or anything the kids came up with to show that everything we do can be an act of worship, if our goal is to glorify God in that act.”
Check out two videos of Jordan leading children in other nations in this song in Spanish and in English and Mende:
Do you want to receive communion in-person at one of our outdoor communion services? The next socially distanced service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at 11am. Registration is required and opens soon.