Sunday Worship February 25, 2024

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope very much that you are looking forward to coming together in worship tomorrow morning.  I am.  Part of this, of course, has to do with seeing all of you and for the sense of community we share.  Part of this also has to do with echoes of the generations in my family before me who took time in their days to worship God, who made and loves us.  For them, as for many of us, we worship because we are “supposed” to do so.  Rather than this feeling like a chore or a burden, you may be like me and know this to be a blessed responsibility–my part in keeping covenant with God.  Our relationships, in faith, are different because we are called to love one another “as Christ loved us.”  Our relationship with God is also different because of Jesus; we still have a role in this relationship, and we might say both because of grace and in spite of grace.  So, we will sing hymns tomorrow that celebrate God’s great gifts to us and also sing of our response to those gifts.  That is covenant–different from contractual relationship or coercive bonds.  We choose to respond to God, because God loves us first.  Gaining strength to move our worship and our lives of faith from the sanctuary and back into the world is also why we gather.  Join us?

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 Hebrew Scriptures         Genesis 17:1-7; 15-16

A Reading from the Epistles                          Romans 4:13-25

A Reading from the Gospels                          Mark 8:31-38

Sermon         Keeping Covenant”                 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.

Worship Bulletin:

February 25, 2024
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: 891 9370 0700
Passcode: 900850