Join us for online worship this Sunday, February 21, at 10:15 a.m. at https://vimeo.com/channels/1547852.
You can view and download the complete worship bulletin here.
In these days as we prepare for Easter, we are invited to let go of all that is weighing us down so that with open hands and open hearts we can receive the gifts of God that we need now so that we might move forward.
This Lent, then, let us ask what it is that we need to receive, what we need to take up so that our Easter celebrations will be more real, more joyful, more empowering. I have a few ideas—and I would welcome hearing what you want to be open to in the coming weeks.
To start, let us recognize that we have been worried and wary, so care-full for so long now. We wear masks and keep our distance. We know the pain that comes as we are separated from family and friends. And let me be clear: we need to continue in these careful ways for some time to come.
So we also need to open ourselves to something like the providence of God, the faithful sense that even in times of trial and trouble we are loved and valued by God, the faithful sense that God does indeed care for us.
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Deuteronomy 32:8-14; Mark 1:12-13
SERMON “Living in the Care of God”
The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching
ANTHEM “Wondrous Love” arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
Avery Nabholz, Wen Chin Liu, Colin Wilson, Josh Ramseyer
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to join us online.