Our community was shaken this week to hear of a fatal shooting in East Blue Hill and we pray for the family and for the officers involved. That our local reminder of the potential for violence fell coincident with a Supreme Court ruling on gun control legislation makes clear the connection between our nation’s laws and policies and our everyday life. I am sure that there is none among us who does not also have a strong response to yesterday’s ruling to overturn the 50-year federal rights settled in the landmark Roe v. Wade. For many women, this ruling has a direct effect on a sense of safety and of freedom, no matter how one understands the biological determination of life’s beginning. These are challenges that affect the poor, Black and Latinx disproportionately, and so we grieve the shift in power that this ruling represents.
The national staff of the UCC prepared a web program that aired last night live, called “Hope Beyond Roe: A Service of Gathering and Lament,” which can now be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnDr5gzs-5U. I would like to invite anyone who is interested to screen this together Sunday evening at 7:00 in Fisher Hall, followed by discussion. Please know that our goal in Christian fellowship is to foster love and compassion, which task is highlighted in the scripture for tomorrow morning’s worship service, as well. Ours is a faith that is passed from generation to generation, nourished by the gifts of the Spirit. Come celebrate the hope that sustains us through every difficulty.
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 Hebrew Bible 2 Kings 2:1-2; 6-14
A Reading from The Epistles Galatians 5:1-25
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 9:51-62
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 link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week
following the service.
June 26, 2022
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 833 9142 1294