It’s a familiar story, really, and we all wish we couldn’t tell someone our version of it. The parable of the prodigal son has made its way into our vocabulary and even into songs, because the emotional breadth it represents is so familiar to anyone who has lived with the blessing of family. The word prodigal has become interchangeable with what is actually a misunderstanding of the term, however. To be prodigal is not to be wayward, but wasteful. So, the “sin” that follows the young man home has less to do with his initial departure than with his spending his time foolishly. The effect on relationship becomes primary only when he returns. We are invited to know the ways in which we have wasted relationship or have squandered its resources, but more importantly to learn ways of reconciling relationships—with one another and with God. Bring your hurt as we look for healing; bring your questions as we look for truth. Blessings and peace, 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
A Reading from the Epistles 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 15:1-3; 11b-32
Sermon “Oh, Brother”
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worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to
joining the call, if you have that capability.
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
March 27, 2022
Service of Worship from Home
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Meeting ID: 849 6498 4368