“The Parts Desire the Whole”
The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom
Robert Syzmanski, Worship Associate
Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director
Authentic welcome expresses a desire to be in relationship. It assumes not only that we are part of an interdependent web of all existence, but that it is a blessing and a pleasure to be a part of that web. True welcome expresses the longing of the part for the whole, our longing to be in relationship with life itself and with the diversity of life in our place. How can we meet that longing in ourselves and greet the new with pleasure and openness, while staying true to our core?