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.
Likewise, the church is called to live from one generation to the next for the sake of the world. As we mark the 503rd anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this week, this truth is just as urgent as it has ever been. Moses must pass the future to others, and so must we. There is danger and astonishing possibility in these fraught times, and our response to the moment, our investment in what is coming and what can be is all the more important. How can we who have guided the last generation make way for the one that is here now, burning with a Spirit of possibility, of reform, of service and healing? How can we who hold the levers of power within the institution hand them over faithfully—with courage and goodwill? And what is the work of those of us who are ready to take it on?
Find a good Word here. 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.
Gracious God, we pray for your holy catholic church.
Fill it with all truth in all peace.
Where it is corrupt, purify it;
where it is in error, direct it;
where in anything it is amiss, reform it;
where it is right, strengthen it;
where it is in want, provide for it;
where it is divided, reunite it;
for the sake of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Savior,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Reflect and Receive
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.
Listen to the Word
Come, Holy Spirit,
in the Word of God,
as the breath of life,
amidst your people gathered here,
into our hearts and minds.
Stir us to know the happiness of life in your blessings.
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 † Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 † 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 † Matthew 22:34-46
*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 season we are mostly using the paired readings. Today we are using the semi-continuous reading.
A text version of the sermon can be found here.
Sing, Respond, Reflect
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. Set a table with things that remind you of hope in this world and the world to come—something that symbolizes hope for you, something that will last beyond you.
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