Grace to you, and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! After a week of dark skies, fluffy snow and then thawing rain, we have a glorious Saturday, albeit with the return of true winter cold! Grateful for the participation of many in the congregation who attended a meeting Tuesday night to discuss how we do the work of ministry together, I turn to this Sunday’s lectionary texts with similar thankfulness. We learn in each of the three readings just “what the Lord requires” of us and what the Lord also prepares for us. So, we are invited to consider the way that our lives lived faithfully is the way we worship, and to consider that when we live as God asks us to live, we get a glimpse of heaven on earth. That may seem hyperbolic, as if we throw around the concept of heaven lightly. What we learn may surprise us, though, and certainly will challenge us. Our Wednesday evening Zoom meditation group took as our focus an interesting quotation: “Bless us with wise patience and wise impatience, Good Lord.” We need to know when to act and when to wait; we need to look for the good we can do as we respond to God’s goodness to us. Isn’t that what a life of faith should be, and isn’t the church meant to be a vessel for the goodness we can do together? Come, let us worship together on Sunday and throughout the week.
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. We ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated you attend worship via Zoom.
A Reading from the Hebrew Bible Micah 6:1-8
A Reading from the Epistles 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
A Reading from The Gospels Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon “Not What You’d Expect” Pastor Lisa
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.
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.
January 29, 2023
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 892 7783 6078