Our Scripture for this Sunday, Isaiah 43: 1-3, 5-7, is a favorite of mine (and has become more so lately). In it we hear God's promise of restoration after a long period of struggle---a topic that speaks to our current condition. Our liturgist is Lee Thompson, whose deep and resonant voice is perfect for this particular passage.
The service opens with a piece from Handel's Messiah, "He Shall Feed His Flock," and the hymns are "Morning Has Broken" 469, "Precious Lord Take My Hand" 404, and "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" 39. Finally, Chris Davis closes the service with one of his own works, "Before You Go."
This service is our last pre-recorded service. Next week we will be live streamed. While this won't make any difference in terms of how you get access to the service (other than that you should click on the link at 9:30 on Sunday morning), it will make a huge difference in terms of the worship experience. It will be one step closer to being all together in one place...thanks be to God!
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. Today’s lesson will be on the 6th and 7th Commandments, You Shall Not Commit Adultery and You Shall not Steal.
Please Join us Sunday right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!