There is something about the beginning of a new year that has my Facebook “newsfeed” and my email inbox flooded with self help information. One piece of advice suggests creating “daily affirmations,” which is not something I have done consciously, but found myself thinking of while reading the text for this Sunday’s worship service. Of course we all look for affirmation in our lives! Everyday challenges, whether personal, employment related or political, can make us wonder to what we may turn, confident in our worth. On the cusp of his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth must have wondered the same. So, we may find ourselves taking comfort from some of the same scripture from the Hebrew Bible that speaks to us even now. We may also find ourselves challenged to respond more wholeheartedly when we reckon ourselves called by God in similar manner to what we read in the Gospel lesson. We are known and we are loved. Isn’t that simply affirming!?
A reminder: We are meeting only on Zoom this weekend, in response to active cases of Covid in our congregation and throughout the peninsula. Thank you for your understanding!
Love and peace to you all, Pastor Lisa
Worship at Home Materials:
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, along with music recordings to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
A Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures Isaiah 43:1-7
A Reading from The New Testament Luke 3:15-22
Sermon “Loved By Name”
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
January 9 ,2022
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 885 2019 0718