This week’s worship service has a gentleness to it and love at its core. We start with Erin’s prelude on the flute of Saint Saens’s “The Swan,” which is airy, light and poetic. Then our liturgist(s) deliver a call to worship and a reading of John 3:14-21 that I promise you will not forget. Our hymns are “We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight” (817), “Take, O Take Me As I Am” (698), and finally, “Lead Me, Guide Me” 740. The Rev. Janet Ewart leads us in prayer for each other, our community and our nation, and finally, Chris Davis closes the service with Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
Worship improves as participation increases. It is such a blessing to work with the several people who make worship happen week after week. Each person’s response to God’s love through the gratitude of praise makes our weekly gathering a joyful noise. I hope that all those watching at home, responding to the call of the liturgist, joining in prayer, saying “amen” feel the impact of your own participation. Worship is made greater when you are there!
Rev. Jen Fraser will present “There is Something Real About Jesus" the last lesson of her six-week class, "Reclaiming Evangelism.” This series is an honest examination of the history and practice of evangelism with an eye toward re-discovering the intention and meaning behind Matthew 28:19-20. The Lesson Titles of the course are:
Week 1: "The Early Church"
Week 2: "The Dominant Church"
Week 3: "Colonialism and the Church"
Week 4: "Evangelism and Relationship"
Week 5: "Listen, Help, and Care"
Week 6: "There is Something Real About Jesus"
Please Join us Sundays right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!