“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This verse from the letter to the Hebrews offers a succinct definition of what may be the most difficult concept to understand. We have faith in what we cannot see, while we live in a world that says “I’ll believe it when I see it.” This push and pull can be stressful, which is why I have always been grateful for church community. When my faith falters, someone else’s holds me up; the converse is also true. Reading the verses from Luke’s Gospel this week as we also consider what our faith offers and asks of us can invite us to look forward in new ways. We may understand our role of stewards as similarly looking forward in equal measure to the degree to which we look at our history. How do we, as a community of faith, trust that God walks with us into an unseen future?
These are not empty questions; we navigate uncertainty in our private lives as well as in the life of our church family. As we share in Communion together, though we do not partake of the physical elements, we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide us toward greater faithfulness and greater trust. All are invited to join us in worship, with music abounding in many different ways this Sunday, in particular!
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 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 12:13-21; 32-40
Sermon “There Will Your Hearts Be”
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.
August 7th ,2022
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following
Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the
meeting, click the following link:
Meeting ID: 837 5015 1063