Worship with One Click
You can choose to watch all of this Sunday's worship service in a series of linked videos, one after the other by clicking this link. Just press the button that says "PLAY ALL" and sit back and relax. You can also just click on the graphic to the left. Otherwise, proceed as normal through the sections.
At the same time, the liberation these words call us to is the work of a lifetime and it is the work of community. It takes courage and vulnerability to reject old harmful patterns and turn toward ways that are more just, more honorable. It takes truth-telling and good company to painstakingly discern the good from the bad, the useful from the distracting, the life-giving from the death-dealing. And it takes forgiveness and mutual aid to keep going—to give ourselves and each other the time and grace we need to learn and grow in the promise and the power of God.
So, be encouraged to look to the stars: those points of light that offer us glimpses of the kingdom. Rest at the tables set for us. And give thanks to God that in the hard work to which we are called and in the goodness that breaks in to guide and comfort us, we are ourselves becoming part of God’s nourishment and light for others. 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.
Holy God, you set before us every day
a bounty of good things.
Bring us to your feasting table,
hungry for your Word,
eager to rebuild the cities you have made,
and ready to receive strangers
so that we celebrate at all times and in all places
the peace which is life in you.
Song of Praise
Confession and Assurance
Send a text to a couple of people. Make a call. Who comes to mind for you? Wish them well. More than that, wish them the peace that comes with justice. Then click below.
Your word, O God, is a feast all its own.
Let your Holy Spirit open our
minds to your call to listen,
for we believe your holy Word heals
and reconciles your people. Amen.
Isaiah 25:1-9 † Psalm 23 † Philippians 4:1-9 † Matthew 22:1-14
*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.
Sing in Response
If you haven’t already, set the elements—some bread, some juice or wine—in the room or space where you worship in these days with our faith community. Add flowers—something beautiful, something humane, and add something that points to bigger things—justice and goodness, generosity and renewal.
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.
Charge and Blessing