Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! On this glorious Blue Hill weekend, we have much to be thankful for! I enjoyed my coffee with that thought. As often as not, our thoughts and our emotions don’t lean that way, though, and our actions–our doings–don’t reflect our gratitude. We are motivated by such myriad emotions, including fear, anger, and shame, as well as joy, confidence and anything else we might call positive. In both lessons set aside for this Sunday, we are invited to consider how we face opportunities. With what perspective, with what emotion might we approach the days ahead so that we are moved to gratitude and to generosity? In the passage from Joel, we receive promises of fulfilling outcomes, with the recognition that our experiences might lead us to anticipate anything but fulfillment. Our Gospel lesson from Luke may have us frame things a bit differently, and guide us to the humility that lets us both dream big and also know from whom good things come.
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday and are returning to the sanctuary. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. With Covid transmission in our county at a High Rate, we will require masks in worship again this Sunday. Likewise, we ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated that you attend worship via Zoom.
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
A Reading from The Hebrew Bible Joel 2:23-32
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 18:9-14
Sermon “Dream Bigger” Pastor Lisa
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.
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information. Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the meeting, click the following link:
Meeting ID: 873 1098 6057