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We Are Church Together… Ecumenically

By Rev. Steve Meysing, Assistant to the Bishop “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”     Psalm 133:1 Since my upbringing was ecumenical, I’m glad the Psalmist said unity and not uniformity. Dad was Roman Catholic and made sure I went to mass every Sunday and attended CCD after school on Wednesdays. In the summer, my Evangelical Covenant Church mother signed me up for Vacation Bible School at Protestant Churches. Every one of her siblings, my aunts and uncle, ended up in a different branch of the Christian family tree, and got along well most of the time. Experiencing this diversity in the Body of Christ that is the Church, God’s people in community, was a great way to grow up. Upon learning the history of the Moravian Church during seminary, I was struck by their oft-repeated, defining statement: “In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.” As a Lutheran Christian, the proclamation of Jesus