“When God Needs Us”
Sam Teitel, Worship Leader
“A brilliant Jewish scholar once told me that the problem with the laws in the Bible is that they are supposedly written by God, and God is supposed to be perfect. But if God is perfect, my friend said, then God cannot understand what it is to hurt. And if God cannot understand hurt, how can God understand people or make laws governing people? This week we are going to be exploring ways that we can set aside our judgments of each other based on our ideals about perfection and move towards receiving each other as full human beings who are carrying histories, hurt, and hope.”
Music this week will be provided by Hannah Shields. Hannah has performed throughout the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She is a laureate of the YKAA International Competition, the Fite Young Artist Competition, and the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, and she has attended the Yellow Barn, Banff, and Taos summer chamber music festivals.