May 17, 2023
Ready, Set, Go! In the Great Commission, Jesus calls us to GO. We are taking those words to heart.
The Nebraska Synod is embarking on a year-long focus to “Go and…” beginning with the 2023 Synod Assembly. We invite you to be part of this call to GO! During Synod Assembly, we will lean in as God’s people called, gathered, and sent to “Go and…”. We are kicking-off a year with 12 intentional themes inviting you to pray; listen; share your story; serve with neighbors; ask; be honest; be present; rest; have the conversation; be intentional; tell the story; and be the church.
Each month, the Synod Staff will provide an introduction to the theme, along with reflection questions, a prayer, and suggested hymn or worship songs. Resources will be available for download and can be utilized for bulletin inserts, newsletters, worship slides, or social media posting. As a leader in your congregation, resources will be shared in advance so that you can tie them into your worship focus as a congregation, Bible Study, Adult Forum, Faith Formation discussions, discipleship reflections at home, and more.
Additionally, a suggested focus and order of worship will be developed around this theme for 2023 Mid-week Advent Worship services and for 2024 Mid-week Lenten Worship services. Look for these resources to be posted on the synod website by late summer.
On June 1st, the Go and… webpage will launch! Keep an eye out for this page and ‘bookmark’ it to return to throughout the year.
Together, all 90,000 of us, will be focused on responding to Christ’s sending in the Great Commission, to Go and…, and to really live out the joy and hope of Pentecost!