Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! The first Sunday of October is recognized by many and varied denominations as World Communion Sunday. We will celebrate this together tomorrow as we share in the sacrament. For those of you who worship at home, I invite you to prepare the elements to partake with those of us in the sanctuary. In doing so, we remember together how Jesus would have us all be one, united in one spirit—His spirit.
The text for the day asks us to consider the authority that we give others and also, particularly, by what authority Jesus spoke, taught and healed. We may occasionally wonder along with the Pharisees what it was that distinguished Jesus from other prophets and teachers. Our questions may not be new, nor may be some of our answers; still, we can learn and grow together.
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. Masks are suggested in the sanctuary and required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.
Psalm 25, page 635 TNCH Psalm 25:1-1
A Reading from the Epistles Philippians 2:1-13
A Reading from the Gospels Matthew 21:23-32
Message “By What Authority?” 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.
October 1st, 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: 847 4366 3014