Taking our church to the moon….

Since I have been waking up at 445 am to work out, I thought it would be appropriate to wake up to taps. I have learned that this wake up alarm really does awaken me with my feet ready to hit the ground. Last night, after leading Grace Groups and feeling reflective at bedtime, I changed my wake up option to Sara Groves Add to the Beauty music.

So this morning I woke up to the song Taking Our Church to the Moon.


I have to admit, this song always makes me smile. I often think it is likely good that taking our church to the moon is not an option. The image of taking our church to the moon implies to me that if we just remove the Church from the troubles of the world, we will live a “simple life” together.

It is my hope that I as a member of The Church, and we as the community of The Church, are willing to stay engaged in the real issues of the world. It is my hope that we are willing to be curious about when and why at times we feel judgement before embrace. I hope we will be curious about when we feel the freedom to condemn, and may we always remember God’s incredible gift of Grace offered to each of us.

Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face as well!

© 2005 Sara Groves Music

It was there in the bulletin
We’re leaving soon
After the bake sale to raise funds for fuel
The rocket is ready and we’re going to
Take our church to the moon

There’ll be no one there to tell us we’re odd
No one to change our opinions of God
Just lots of rocks and this dusty sod
Here at our church on the moon

We know our liberties we know our rights
We know how to fight a very good fight
Just get that last bag there and turn out the light
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’ll be leaving soon

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

2 thoughts on “Taking our church to the moon….”

  1. Trish, Thank you for sharing. This concept of being curious about why we’re feeling what we’re feeling is one of the most helpful things I picked up from being in Grace Group. I needed the reminder in the specific context of judgment and condemnation just now and so your post was a blessing. Would you mind if I quoted/linked to this post on my blog? I think I want to mull over it in writing just a bit more.

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