2021 Summer Worship:
“What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press
onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads?
What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on—
comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be?
In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected
joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have
imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to
be changed.” –The Sanctified Art Creative Team
Lisle Gwynn Garrity, Sarah Are
Hannah Garrity, Lauren Wright Pittman
A Sanctified Art, LLC; sanctifiedart.org
The Unraveled worship series covers 13 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. Join us from June 5/6-August 28/29 and allow God to work change in you.
2021 Lenten Worship:
“In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.
This theme provides a clear invitation in a time when much is unclear. Even if worshiping apart, we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we will continue to be community to one another—especially when it’s hard—by choosing each other over and over again. We will continue to love God with the same persistence God chooses and claims us. Our sub-theme, A Lenten Refrain, speaks to the ways God can make music of our lives. “Refrain” also reminds us that Lent is a season of abstaining from certain practices in order to take on new rhythms and habits.
In this season, we need rituals—both old and new—to remember and be transformed. Embodied practice builds muscle memory. Repetition helps retrain our neural pathways. We need the 46 days of Lent because this season shapes us into more faithful disciples. Join us this Lent as again and again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.”–A Sanctified Art