Worship with One Click
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So the psalmist (Ps 85:10-11):
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
All is connected—the wind and the waves, the storm and the calm, the righteous One in it all. Enter into worship. Remember.
Ed. note: While Andrea is away on vacation, Pastor Scott will try his hand at this segment. Let's see how it goes...
If you have prayers you would like to share, please do so here. 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 not shared online in a searchable form.
After the wind, the earthquake, the fire,
let us hear what the Lord will speak.
Jesus says: Take heart, it is I; do not fear.
Rejoice, the Word of God is near!
Let us pray:
Holy God, you speak to us in a voice unexpected
and come to us in ways we do not recognize.
Never left to our own devices or defenses,
you are the ever-present, all-powerful God.
Call us out in faith again and again,
until we learn to walk with you
in steadfast love and faithfulness, and in peace.
In the name of him who comes to us upon the waters,
Jesus the Christ.
Hymn of Praise
Reflection, Confession, Assurance
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Gracious God, we listen for you in wind, earthquake, and fire.
Unexpectedly, you speak in the sound of silence.
We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit,
you will silence in us all the storms, doubts, and fears that overwhelm
so that we may hear what you have to say.
Your still small voice. Thin. Quiet.
Yet compelling, commanding, all the same.
We ask it in the name of Christ. Amen.
1 Kings 19:9-18 † Psalm 85:8-13 † Romans 10:5-15 † Matthew 14:22-33*
*In the season after Pentecost (also known as Ordinary Time, or "Proper" Sundays, the first reading can follow one of two tracks—either a semi-continuous track that stays with a story over a number of Sundays or a paired track that companions more closely the gospel reading. This summer we are mostly using the paired readings.
Gospel Reading and Reflection
You can link to a printed version of the meditation here.
Song of Response
Give Thanks in Thought, Word, and Deed
If you haven’t already, set the elements—some bread, some juice or wine—in the room where you worship in these days with our faith community. Add flowers. Something that grows and spreads. Water. Today, of all days, water. Give 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