Psalm 100 was the very first scripture I ever memorized. In elementary school, our pastor challenged us to learn it for a prize. The prize turned out to be a book about Psalm 23 with an accompanying challenge to memorize that one as well. I quickly bowed out of participating in any more challenges - they just created more work! Nonetheless, I am so grateful for the experience of getting to know Psalm 100. That scripture has stuck with me as one that is foundational to our faith. I love the majestic picture of entering into God’s courts with a joyful noise!
However, what happens though when we don't enter with joyful noise? What happens if our noise is just plain noisy or if we don't feel like entering at all? What does this psalm have to say to us then? We are going to explore what it means to fully come in to worship God, as well as for God's steadfast love to really have a hold on us this morning.
I pray that the Holy Spirit will be at work in and through our worship this morning!
Rev. Lyndsay Lee Slocum
Senior Associate Pastor