Pentecost +7, July 19, 2020, Romans 8:12-25

SERVICE of the LORD’S DAY OPENING PRAYER We worship the God who inhabits our world and indwells our lives. We need not look up to find God, we need only to look around: within ourselves,  beyond ourselves, into the eyes of another. We need not listen for a distant thunder to find God, we need […]

Service of the Lord’s Day, July 12, 2020, Romans 8:1-11

OPENING PRAYER O God, we gather together in Your presence with expectation, hungry for an encounter with You, eager to hear Your Word. Open our eyes and ears to the presence of Your Holy Spirit. May the seeds of Your Word scatter among us this morning fall on fertile soil. May they take root in […]

Pentecost +5, July 5, 2020, Romans 7:13-25, 16:25-27

OPENING PRAYER El Shaddai, God Almighty, we remember Your promises of old through the covenants with our ancestors. We have a new covenant written on our hearts, a covenant through Your Son, Jesus the Christ. We are given the promise of new life, and the hope of resurrection. We thank You and praise You for […]

PCUSA World Aids Day, June 28, 2020, Romans 6:12-23

PCUSA World AIDS Day OPENING PRAYER Jesus said, “Anyone who receives you, receives me, and anyone who receives me, receives the Father who sent me.” Sisters and brothers, boys and girls: We gather together in the presence of the God who receives us with open arms, who loves us unconditionally, and who bids us do […]

Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21, 2020, Psalm 86:16-17, Matthew 10:24-39

FATHER’S DAY PRELUDE + MEDITATION, Psalm 86:16-17 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant; save the child of your serving girl.  Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted […]

Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020, Psalm 8, Matthew 28:16-20

PRELUDE + MEDITATION Psalm 8 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the […]

Change, May 31, 2020, Psalm 104:24-34, Acts 2:1-21

PRELUDE + MEDITATION Psalm 104:24-34 24O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. 26There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in […]

How is your Prayer life?, May 24, 2020, Psalm 68:32-35, John 17:1-11

PRELUDE + MEDITATION Psalm 68:32-35 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; listen, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God in […]

Where is Christ?, May 17, 2020, John 14:15-21

Where is Christ? Where did Christ go? And when will Christ be back? It is hard, being the ones in charge, because we are potential orphans too, only Christ said we would not be. He said he was going away, but he also said he was coming back again, and not only at the end of time.

Home Becomes…, May 10, 2020, Psalm 31, John 14:1-14

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” seems like a pretty tall order. The disciples do not seem too sure they can do that, given the circumstances. Judas just left in the dark, betrayal on his mind. And Phillip wants Jesus to call God down…