On November 8, Election Day, some may exercise our right to vote while other may abstain. But that evening while our nation turns its attention to the outcome of the presidential election, let’s meet at the Lord’s table to remember the same things. Let us remember that real power in this world—the power to save, to transform, to change—ultimately rests not in political parties or presidents or protests but in the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus. Let us remember that the only Christian nation in this world is the Church, a holy nation that crosses all human-made boundaries and borders. Let us remember that we do not conform to the patterns of this world, but we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). … And let us re-member the body of Christ as we are the body of Christ; confessing the ways in which partisan politics has separated us from one another and from God.
Let this service be a reminder that regardless who wins, Jesus is still King. And let this service be a reminder that we are still Christ’s church, called and set apart to be a sign, instrument, and foretaste of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Join us Tuesday November 8th at 7:00 for a short service of scripture, song, prayer, confession, and communion. While the presidential campaigns are at their most intense, may this service be a reminder us all of a more important political commitment to make.