Those lifted up in Ruth’s prayer on Sunday included children, “who are still learning and shaping their identity.” So true.
In September our Worship Arts explorations began with names – perhaps the first and foremost identifier for each of us. The current worship series, Being Mennonite, opens exploration of another facet of identity that many of us may (or may not) see as part of who we are. At what point in our lives do each of us begin to claim various identifiers as our own?
This week we began creating self-portraits as a stepping stone in this overarching – and ongoing – process of asking, “Who am I?” Not an easy task… but clearly one that is taken seriously by these young congregants, as evidenced by a recycle bin full of false starts before yielding a tabletop full of promise!