Grace to you and peace, from God the Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ! Freshly back from a sojourn away from home, I am struck by my freedom–freedom to move about freely, freedom to spend my time how it is that I choose, and freedom to worship God in the way that I choose. None of these things were true for the people of Israel exiled in Babylon, as we read about in Jeremiah this week and may reflect on what our response to our freedom and overall blessings might be. The Gospel reading for this weekend, which recounts one of the healing stories from Jesus’ ministry, may also ask us to consider how we respond to blessing. Choosing to focus on the giver of blessings as well as how we may share our blessings with others will be part of our worship tomorrow morning.
Blessings and peace, Lisa
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. The choice of whether or not to wear a mask is personal, but we recommend that you bring one if there is a possibility of your having been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. 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 Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 17:11-19
Sermon “Thanks in a Foreign Land” 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.
October 9, 2022
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: 874 5138 8980