Worship with One Click
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Who might we identify as our “sentry cranes”? Who are those in our midst who remain awake even as the rest of us sleep? Who are the ones crying out to warn us of impending danger? Amos has his own take on what puts us in danger—empty religion as a tool of oppression, lacking justice and righteousness. Jesus’ parable remains more troublesome to understand in our own time. But stay awake, we must, to the Word coming to us.
Enter into worship. Join the celebration awaiting us.
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.
O great and loving God,
your wisdom is radiant and unfading,
easily discerned by all who seek your way.
When faithful people live in love and work for justice,
heaven breaks into earth.
Give us the grace to live confidently and expectantly,
trusting that the Lord of history,
comes into life continually with compassion, redemption, and hope. Amen.
Hymn of Praise
Confess and Turn
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.
Send your Spirit to move in our world
and stir the water of our souls
that we may desire a word of instruction
that awakens us to the joy of your coming reign.
Amos 5:18-24 † Psalm 70 † 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 † Matthew 25:1-13
*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.
A text version of the sermon can be found here.
Respond in Song
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.
Blessing and Charge