Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” You may be familiar with this quotation from the 5th chapter of the prophet Amos. It is a rallying point for social action groups and has been for some time. Hearing it in the context of the longer pericope (section of text) that makes up our Hebrew Bible lesson for tomorrow might draw a less comfortable or encouraging reaction, however. What exactly are we called to say and do when the world around us appears less than just or righteous? Amos in his time and Paul in his offer us different kinds of encouragement or fire under us, even when it isn’t easy to hear. I look forward to pondering this with you during our worship this week.
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 78, NCH p. 669 Psalm 78:1-7
A Reading from the Hebrew Bible Amos 5:18-24
A Reading from the Epistles 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Message “Ready for the Joy” 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.
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November 12, 2023
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 840 0384 9842