Worship with 1 Click
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This is the day the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us rejoice? Rejoice?
We may be weary, tired.
Our burdens may seem too heavy.
Our normal ways of being, with family and friends, with work and recreation,
are not open to us.
Yet, this time of Sabbath, this time of stopping,
this time of gathering with all creation of all time and space,
is open to us now,
whenever “now” is for you.
Begin by imagining who might be here with you.
…a great cloud of witnesses…a gentle voice of a child…a mighty mountain or a soft breeze…
Gather those things that might set your space as a sign or symbol of a holy place.
This week, have your communion bread and wine or juice set in a near place so that you may go and get it
before our thanksgiving together, bringing it to your table as we eat and drink together while singing of our thankfulness…
We have experienced and seen many things this week. We bring all that with us as we stop and consider:
how is the Triune God calling us and guiding us to new ways of hope in the midst of weariness?
Is the darkness a tomb, or is it a womb of birthing?
What new thing is on the way to creation?
Connections with Andrea
If you haven’t already, set the elements—some bread, some juice or wine—in the room where you worship electronically in these days with our faith community. Bring them with joy, giving thanks for God’s provision.
If a joy or a concern has come to mind, please share it with the assembly here so you do not carry it alone. These will be shared by email to our St Andrew prayer list so that we pray for what you hold by name. This information is emailed to a curated group, not shared or posted online in a searchable form.
As we respond to God's grace and new life, consider those ways you can express gratitude, thanksgiving and blessing. And remember that we continue to keep our financial commitments to our mission partners and staff. Thank you for remembering to send in your financial pledges and offerings!
Blessing and Charge