The focus passage, relating the story of Isaiah’s awesome and mysterious encounter with God’s presence, offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the story with all our senses. This first session in the Season after Pentecost, or Ordinary Time, has suggestions for creating an atmosphere of awe and wonder.
God calls us to lives of purpose. Today’s scripture lessons speak to us about different ways faithful people hear and respond to God’s call. The session for youth and adults offers opportunities to affirm group members wherever they are in their journeys, encouraging all to remain open to the relationship God desires with them. What are some of the ways you have experienced God? How do you listen to God’s call as your life’s story unfolds?