Thankyou for being here. We think of all the people around the world today, coming together, making their pilgrimage to church. Singing, searching, praying, sharing, remembering.
I love this old song, ‘Come on up to the house.’
Whatever the original intention for this song my heart has always interpreted as a call to worship. A call for all of us to come together. The original by Tom Waits is sung in this amazing deep and drunken tone. It brings to mind a broken man walking through the street calling “I am broken, you are broken, we all need to come up to the house.” A house where we will find welcome and healing. Here is another version of that song to enjoy by the Spring Standards. Bring yourself to the house this morning, into God’s communion and rest.