Rev. Elizabeth Moses
Bethany Reformed Church
We have found each other!
Rev. Moses will begin leading worship at Bethany on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Shall We Dance. . . .
One of the images for the Trinity is the Parousia. It is the idea of the three members of the Trinity, the Creator, Savior, and Sustainer, standing in a circle holding hands. Each one is whole and complete. But, also, each one is dependent on the other along with supporting each other. The three members are in motion together performing a circle dance.
Lately I have been pondering the image of ministry as a dance. You, as a congregation, have asked if I will dance with you. I have accepted. Now we have to figure out how we are going to partner and move together in ministry. Each of us has a part in the dance. We are each independent but are also dependent on each other and will have to support each other in our visions and dreams for Bethany Reformed.
I look forward to getting to know you all as a congregation and as individuals. I look forward to getting to know your gifts, talents, and especially your passions which will influence the way we dance. At times the rhythm of the dance with be slow and at times fast. At times it will be choreographed and at times it will be improvised. At times it will be organized and at times there will be chaos. At times we will feel like we are holding each other close and at times not even touching. At times things will go smoothly and at other times we will step on each other’s feet. But at all times the Holy Spirit will be a part of it. As long as we stayed focused on God’s call for us and trust in the Holy Spirit we will be blessed and be a blessing.
Thank you for inviting me to dance with you as your pastor. I looking forward to the times we will laugh together and the times we will cry together. I looking forward to worshipping with you, being in fellowship with you, engaging in mission and ministry with you.
2023 is going to be a year full of love and grace. Happy New Year.
Peace and Grace,
Pastor Libby Moses
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.