Sunday Worship July 7th, 2024

Grace to you, and peace from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ!  Ah, our sacred kings and leaders . . . Scripture tells the stories of generations–of those who reigned for decades with all their human failings, and of One who led with grace and love, sadly not being able to bring about the fullness of his reign here on Earth.  In scripture for this Sunday, we are asked to consider the reign of David, who as a markedly fallible human being, was able to change his behavior and thereby alter his legacy as a ruler; he was one who led, finally, by following God’s will.  Leading with love and with grace, we also hear the way in which Jesus teaches his followers how to respond to those who themselves do not respond well to the good news of God’s coming reign.  How do we respond?  Which leaders do we follow?  What do we do when we are disappointed or afraid?  You may have a sense of tenuous hold on security these days.  We long for assurance and we long for guidance.  So, we gather together to petition and to praise the One who leads with love and who asks us to love one another.  See you in church, where we gather strength for the journey!

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.

Children’s Message                  

Psalm 123, p.705 NCH                        Psalm 123

A Reading from the Hebrew Bible       2 Samuel 5:1-5

A Reading from the Epistles                Mark 6:1-13

Sermon                               “The Leaders We Honor”                        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:

July 7, 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: 889 1522 1396
Passcode: 404784