This morning we continue our series Don’t Stop Believin' by looking at the line, "I believe in the holy, catholic church," from the Apostles’ Creed. That phrase can be confusing. We are worshiping in a Presbyterian church, but why are we saying we believe in the Catholic church? Catholic with a capital “C” refers to our brothers and sisters who identify with the Roman Catholic tradition. The word catholic with a lowercase “c” is "universal in extent,” meaning it involves everyone.
When we share the Apostles' Creed together we are declaring that we believe in the unity of the church, that the church is available to everyone. Why is it harder to live out that unity in our lives? What does scripture say to us about the church being universal and how are we called to live that out?
I look forward to worshiping together this morning!
Rev. Lyndsay Lee Slocum
Senior Associate Pastor