|Headlands Beach State Park, Lake County, Ohio|
NIV John 4 21, 23-24 Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, "Believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth."
Some questions for discussion?
Do we need buildings for worship? In the Old Testament high places and springs were places of worship.
Is your home a house of worship? House churches were the earliest Christian churches; increasing it is becoming evident they were used long after public places of worship became available.
Should we have multi-use public buildings of worship? In medieval times in some places the nave was considered the responsibility of the laity and used for secular events, e.g. markets.
Multi-faith buildings for worship? should we have buildings and places for spirituality?
Ecumenical buildings for worship? with Christian symbols but non-denominational. Non-denominational congregations are growing fast.
Some of My Places for Worship in Lake County
|My Parish Church: Several musicians are getting ready in the choir section|
|Headlands: The Dunes Nature Preserve Area Between the Beach and the Light House|
The likely view from the boardwalk in the fall when the grasses have turned brown.
The beach is on the west side of the nature area.
The Fairport harbor entrance with its lighthouse and breakwater are on the east side of the nature area.
The breakwater going out to the lighthouse has a nice row of trees. I hope they eventually build a boardwalk along that area out to the lighthouse. Now you can not get close to the light house, but I think the government auctioned it off for someone to maintain and develop it.
My Favorite Place for Liturgy
|This parish is about 20 minutes from where I live|
|The baptismal font.|
|The side opposite the baptismal font is where the choir sings|
The people make the Liturgy; my local Orthodox Church makes beautiful liturgy with only twenty or thirty people. They are surrounded by icons "written" by a parish member. Soon he is going to do some more; I hope to write a post about that.
|Headlands at Sunset|
My favorite place for worship is Headlands