This week's sermon scripture from Matthew 18:15-20 orients us in the right direction.
‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’
By the way, you've gotta love the fact that "where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" shows up as the lectionary reading for the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend...where there really might only be two or three people gathered in some churches this weekend!
Come join us this Sunday and fell the presence of Christ active and alive in our community of faith.