Worship With One Click
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What are we to do?
Who are we to be?
Many of us hear
or feel God’s call
in different ways.
Moses heard the voice of God
in a burning bush.
And it was very unexpected.
What am I to do?
Who am I to be?
And who shall I say sent me?
What about us today?
We ask, “What can I do?”
We ask, “Who must I be?”
Jesus says to take up our cross
and follow him.
What does that mean?
How do we do that?
In this time of racial trauma
Covid 19 and economic tragedy,
fires and hurricanes and storms,
who are we to be
and how are we to be to be followers
of the Triune God?
When times are hard,is it different?
When times are hard,what are our disciplines;
what does discipleship look like?
Come, enter into worship.
Connections with Andrea
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.
God of mystery and might,
whose wonderful works are to be remembered,
move in our lives…today, change our minds…today, soften our hearts…today, direct our feet…today,
that we may follow you more faithfully.
Yes, Lord, we seek to follow Jesus,
in whose name we pray.
Hymn of Praise
Confession, Reflection, Forgiveness
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who hears the cries of the oppressed,
you call us to resist evil
and hold fast to what is good,
to take up the cross
and commit our lives to the cause of love.
But we are afraid to confront powers
that privilege some and diminish others;
we do not want to lose the security we enjoy.
Open our ears to hear your voice,
our eyes to look upon neighbors in need,
and our hearts to respond with compassion
that we may follow the way of Christ.
*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. Today we are using the semi-continuous.
Gospel Reading and Reflection
Respond in Song
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 rises up and spreads and persists. And water. Today, again, saving 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