*As we returned back to the sanctuary this morning after our Sabbatical period in the Plaza room. It was good to mark the occasion with this litany I wrote:

As we gather together again in this room, we say how much God has blessed us with this beautiful worship space.

We thank you God for our sanctuary.

As we gather together in this room, we are thankful for the ways in which God has been present with us while we’ve been on Sabbatical in the Plaza room.

We thank you God for being in our midst in new ways.

As we gather together in this room, our hearts are full of joy for all of the moments of connection to the Holy that we’ve had here: weddings, baptisms, tears in prayer, and sharing the Lord’s Supper around the Table.

We thank you God for being in our midst in the years you’ve given us in this space.

As we gather together in this room, we declare that your spirit is present wherever 2 or 3 are gathered in your name and so a future journey with you awaits us.

We thank you God for all that you will show us in the worship hour ahead and pray this day that we might be present to joyfully receive!