Of course, this year is not ideal. We will not be able to process into the sanctuary waving palms and hear the whole congregation sing the most rousing hymns of the church year. Nevertheless, Easter is around the corner and its message of surprising hope awaits us. So as we gather, we can just imagine the energy beginning to build.
Our worship service starts with Tim Accurso playing “Come Christians, Join to Sing.” Our liturgist is Tamara Skov. Michelle Hertig has a Moment for Mission for us; a reminder of One Great Hour of Sharing and how we can help those in need. Our hymns are All Glory, Laud, and Honor 196, Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Children Sing 197, and Prepare the Way, O Zion 106. Finally, Chris Davis offers a postlude from Schumann, “Romance Op. 28, No. 2.”
Today, our Prayers of the People will be responsive. The text will be on the screen.
This Sunday, we will continue a series from Faith and Reason on The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart featuring Joan Chittister answering the questions
• Are the Ten Commandments antiquated and obsolete?
• Do they have anything useful for us in the 21st century?
• How did they come to be, and what was their original purpose?
• Have the 10 commandments evolved?
In this series, Joan Chittister, OSB, invites us to think deeply about the moral fibers of our society. She presents the idea that the Ten Commandments are an adventure in human growth and that we are not so much convicted by them as we are transformed by them. “What does it mean to us, to the world, to preserve the Ten Commandments as the bedrock of our civilization?” Sr. Joan offers an honest and refreshing approach to the Ten Commandments unlike anything else today.
Please Join us Sunday right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!