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Sometimes it seems like déjà vu all over again.

Covid-19 cases are surging across our nation and in our state.

The President is giving daily briefings and the Governor proclaims her faith that Iowans will do what’s right even as she ignores the pleas of local government officials.

People are worried about their businesses and their jobs and Congress struggles to come up with a timely solution.

School schedules are up in the air.

In case you’ve lost track, since it is easy to do, it is July, not March or May.

Going through all of this again, we hear the offer of Jesus: “I will give you rest.”

These words fall softly on those who have weary hearts and are worn out by life. They come as a relief to those who seek to do the right thing and are burdened by their conscience. They light up the path ahead for those who live in the shadows of guilt and remorse.

That is to say, these are the words that you have been waiting to hear.

SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Isaiah 40:21-31; Matthew 11:28-30

SERMON       “The Reason for Rest”

The Rev. William Lovin preaching


SOLO             ““By the Grace of the Spirit”              Andrew Gant

                        Colin Wilson


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