Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! Before sharing a bit about our worship tomorrow, I would like to invite everyone to a new group, which will begin meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Dolly Fisher Room. Our own Warren Lewis, a scholar in the area of church history and theology, will lead us in a study of “modern Christian theology,” quotation marks here because the term modern is not meant as contemporary. Come with your questions and your curiosity for what promises to be lively discussion as well as new learning.
It is not easy to be a Christian, living in response to God’s will for our lives. To be a person of faith in God when we are encouraged to listen to so many different voices claiming authority and wisdom is just plain hard. Scripture from the Hebrew Bible and from the New Testament tells us that we will be tempted to follow voices urging us to do and to be what is not what God would have us do and be. The litmus test for God’s will, for God’s law? Jesus told us: love one another. Sounds simple, but whether or not we nurture in ourselves this powerful force is more complicated when what is said in the name of Christ gets muddied. Care to talk about it? See you in church.
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 111 p. 696 NCH Psalm 111
A Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures Deuteronomy 18:15-20
A Reading from the Epistles 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
A Reading from the Gospels Mark 1:21-28
Sermon “The Power to Do” 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 28, 2024
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 843 0541 0398