Worship with One Click
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Nathanael was certain nothing good could come from Nazareth, nor truth from an Israelite (John 1:46-47). Paul thought all things were lawful, but not all beneficial (1 Corinthians 6:12). We may agree in principal, but not on specifics.
To be called as disciples is to be hemmed in “behind and before” (Psalm 139:5). This too can be good news at times and at others menace. Trapped as we are in such “interesting times” we long to escape a constant pressure we will only fully appreciate long after it is behind us. Yet we find hope as well that we live hemmed in—surrounded—by the present salvation of the God who fearfully and wonderfully made us. Indeed, this is always where faith lives.
Consider the promise and the call this Sunday. Grace upon grace for the sake of justice. 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.
You invite us, O God, to live in your ways,
and you give us to each other to know and to love
as we journey in this life.
Show us your will for all creation.
Tune us to your urgings with prayerful hearts
so that we may honor what you have made,
in the name of the holy Three, the Holy One,
God, now and forever.
Call to Worship
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.
Hear a Good Word
By your Holy Spirit, O God,
open our ears, our eyes, our hearts, and our minds to the Holy Word
so that it comes to rule within us for Jesus’ sake,
and for the sake of the world.
1 Samuel 3:1-10 † Psalm 139:-6, 13-18 † 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 † John 1:43-51
Psalm of Response
A transcript of this sermon can be found here.
Respond in Song
If you haven’t already, set the elements—some bread, some juice or wine…and water!—in the room or space where you worship in these days with our faith community. Set a table with things that remind you that you are beloved, of sacred, absolute worth.
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.