Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! We are blessed with a glorious weekend, one on which we honor the many who have died in armed conflict through the years. This Sunday also is Pentecost, when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. It is a tradition in the Church worldwide to wear red on Pentecost, symbolizing the Spirit! Imagine the array we will have in the sanctuary when you do so on Sunday!
Our focus texts tomorrow inspire us to conceive of church in hopeful ways, and you are invited to come dream dreams together. We are a congregation, a church that has been mightily blessed by the examples of our forebears. We worship in a building preserved through the financial gifts of generations, with tradition that has developed through millennia. We also serve the community well because of the gifts of current and past members. With the sale of the parsonage, we have been provided the means to continue the work of this church for even longer. How we do so is up to us, and we are committed to sharing with the community the blessing of this particular gift of a century ago. Where housing was provided through the parsonage, many of us have been discussing the housing shortage in our area and how we might be part of alleviating the struggle for so many. In the months ahead, in conversation with different community organizations who are also committed to vibrancy for all on the Blue Hill peninsula, we look forward to creatively supporting our neighbors. Come and be part of the conversation! Come worship together the One who has given us all good things!
Blessings and peace, Lisa
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.
#689 NCH Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
A Reading from the Hebrew Bible Numbers 11:24-30
A Reading from the Gospels John 20:19-23
Message “We Would Be Building” 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.
May 28, 2023
Service of Worship for Home
To join us 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: 846 0073 0542