Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! I hope that many of us will gather this evening for Dolly’s Coffeehouse entertainment at 7:00, with a number of varied performers during the first hour of open mic and a set to follow from Bill Schubeck and his band Moment’s Notice. I look forward to joining that group this evening as further trumpet backing to a wonderful vocalist. We might consider this sort of social gathering evidence of a phrase in which I believe: “the people that pray together stay together.”
So, of course we also look forward to our Sunday morning worship, during which we will celebrate the sacrament of Communion and through our worship remember the saints who have gone before us. The first Sunday following November 1st is set aside for All Saints’ worship, and this year we will focus on the text of what have come to be known as the Beatitudes. You’ll recognize these “blessed are they” sayings. What may not have struck you before is just how powerful is the good news they carry for all who struggle with any kind of adversity. We also look at the model of the people from whom we have learned our faith tradition and may see that they must be blessed, indeed, because of the goodness of their lives. While we may be wistful in missing them, we also recall with the writer of the book of Revelation that they now know a brilliance we may long for. Let’s worship together and know the ways we bring that light here among us, as well.
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.
A Reading from the New Testament Revelation 7:9-17
A Reading from the Gospels Matthew 5:1-12
Message “Glory Be and the Saints Be Praised!” 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.
November 5, 2023
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 875 8807 0915