Sunday Worship May 5, 2024

Grace to you, and peace from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! In the passage we read from the Gospel of John this week, we hear Jesus’ final words to his disciples.  Jesus had returned to walk among them, breaking bread at the table with them and sharing his final reminder of the way to live together: “Love each other as I have loved you.”  We remember this command when we break bread together in Communion this first Sunday of the month.  Love in action looks a lot like the ministries of this church and in our private lives.  Together in worship, we strengthen each other for the journey of loving when loving gets difficult–and it does.  In a season of strife, when anxiety about the future of our neighbors abroad and for our nation have tensions stoked, we are called to love.  As with everything, we practice in small, personal ways what is played out on a grander scale.  I, for one, don’t take for granted that I can know how to live with others in a mutually supportive way when our viewpoints are so different.  So, we come together with open hearts and open minds to learn how God steers us toward love and peace.  Join us?

A word about worship tomorrow:  our printer/copier is being repaired on Monday morning, so we will be trying something new with the bulletin projected on a screen/wall.  Some people have asked for this as an option; tomorrow it is a necessity!  

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 98 p. NCH Psalm 98:1-9

A Reading from the Epistles 1 John 5:1-9

A Reading from the Gospels John 15:9-17

Sermon “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?” 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:

May 5, 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: 883 4841 8247
Passcode: 179650