We continue to make our way through these days confident in God’s presence with us! I am grateful to be a part of a faith community that is working hard to stay connected while also being a source of God’s light at work in our world and will remind you to email us [email@example.com] if you need prayer, support or become aware of people/situations that the church can respond to.
Just a reminder that we will be worshipping on-line at 10:00am this Sunday. You can join us and access the service by clicking on the home page of this web site.
*Just a note that you do not need a Facebook account to watch/join us for worship. That said – we will also be proving a link on our web site to an alternative web page to view the service in case Facebook is not working for you. The interactive “chat room” will only be taking place on Facebook.
Below is the “bulletin” for Sunday with the words to the hymns printed so that you can sing along with us as we worship! Just one more virtual way for us to be connected during this time of sheltering in place.
I have also been checking in on Facebook throughout the week. You can see the video messages I have already done as well as upcoming videos on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Both I and our entire staff are praying daily for you during this time – praying for God’s presence, peace and comfort in your life as you navigate this time of the Coronavirus!
Grace & Peace,
SERMON SERIES He Gathered... Title: Tree Climbing
FIRST SCRIPTURE: Psalm 133
SECOND SCRIPTURE: Luke 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried down and was happy to welcome Jesus. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’
Bulletin info for this weekend:
SUNDAY, MARCH 29th, 2020
HYMN OF CELEBRATION: #434 Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples (vs. 1, 3 & 4)
V1. Today we are all called to be Disciples of the Lord, To help to set the captives free,
Make plowshare out of sword, To feed the hungry, quench their thirst, Make love and peace our fast, To serve the poor and homeless first, Our ease and comfort last
V3. Pray justice may come rolling down As in a mighty stream, With righteousness in field and town To cleanse us and redeem. For God is longing to restore an earth where conflicts cease, A world that was created for a harmony of peace.
V4. May we in service to our God Act out the living word And walk the road saints have trod Till all have seen and heard. As stewards of the earth may we Give thanks in one accord To God who calls us all to be disciples of the Lord
GATHERING PRAYER & AFFIRMATION PastorJosh Jonas
NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY
ANTHEM: Beloved Vocal Ensemble
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 133
HYMN OF PREPARATION: Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (verses 1-3
Refrain:Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love, Show us how to serve the neighbors we have from You
V1. Kneels at the feet of His friends, Silently washes their feet, Master who acts as a slave to them.
V2. Neighbors are rich and poor, Neighbors are black, brown and white, Neighbors are nearby and far away
V3. These are the ones we should serve, These are the ones we should love; All these are neighbors to us and You.
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 19:1-10
SERMON SERIES He Gathered... Title: Tree Climbing Pastor Steve Wilde
PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER Pastor Denia Segrest
HYMN OF DEDICATION: #442 The Church’s One Foundation (vs. 1, 4 & 5)
V1. The church's one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the Word:from heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.
V4. Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war, she waits the consummation of peace forevermore;till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
V5. Yet she on earth has union with the God the Three in One, and mystic sweet communionwith those whose rest is won: O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,like them, the meek and lowly, may live eternally.
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