This morning’s worship opens with a watercolor by Cree Mann. As many of you may know, Cree passed from this life a few weeks ago. Now that she has joined that “great cloud of witnesses,”iIt is appropriate that we are ushered into worship across the threshold of one of her landscapes. Chris Davis provided a new recording as well, which will appear as our postlude: “Three American Folk Songs,” by Stephen Foster. I sense that Chris wanted to send a virtual hug to his friends and to his former homeland in this really difficult time.
The Scripture passage is from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 6:12-20). At first glance, the reading may seem a bit out of place. But when we consider the bigger picture, when we look at what has happened to the church there, it becomes clear we have much in common with them. Primarily, we see a desperate need for clarity and direction as a community. I think we can learn much from Paul’s response.
Scott Eschbach is our liturgist, and Erin McKibbin and Tom Accurso deliver three wonderful hymns “Take My Life and Let It Be,” “Breathe On Me, Breath Of God,” and “Womb of Life.” Finally, I read a prayer from one of my favorite theologians, Bruce Sanguin. The prayer is titled “Christ, Luminous in All Things.”
Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting - January 31, 2021
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held virtually via Zoom on Sunday, January 31, at 10:30AM at the beginning of the virtual Coffee Hour. Please join us for this important yearly meeting. Thank you.
Zoom Coffee Hour
St. Andrew’s is inviting you to a Zoom Coffee Hour…
Adult Education continues this Sunday, January 17, with the Faith and Reason Series, “The Future of Christianity.” John Dominic Crossan will present Jesus & Divine Violence. Is God violent or not? Crossan emphasizes the importance of looking to the historical Jesus as the one who informs us about the answer to that question. Please join us this Sunday on Zoom after Coffee Hour for John Dominic Crossan's presentation.
NEXT WEEK: Q & A with Chittister, Borg and Crossan
Topic: St. Andrew's Adult Education Class: Jesus & Divine Violence