We have heard a great deal of ardor for our country, our democracy, our flag and anthem. But it deserves mention that the privilege given to us by those who have fought for our democracy, is the privilege to vote, the privilege to be involved and to have a government that represents us. We honor those sacrifices by our involvement and our service. In a similar way, the privilege of our Presbyterian polity is the privilege to serve and to discern together as a congregation how God is leading us. And in our Presbyterian polity, God does that through ministers of word and sacrament, through elders, and through deacons. God does it through you! So… how will you honor this privilege?