Join us for worship on Sunday, July 3, at 10:15 a.m.
WE LIVE STREAM OUR WORSHIP SERVICES AT 10:15 ON SUNDAY MORNING.
You can join us online in real time at https://vimeo.com/event/1424751. This streaming address is the same each week.
The video of Sunday’s worship service will be posted after worship at https://vimeo.com/channels/1547852.
You can view and download the bulletin here.
The Psalmist cries out: “Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord!” And many find it easy to join in that cry. It is almost as if some think that the ancient Hebrew poet had the United States of America in mind when those words were written.
And certainly, this psalm has been used in a self-congratulatory manner, neglecting that it is God, not the nation, who does the choosing.
If we listen closely to Psalm 33, however, we hear the Psalmist singing, not of national greatness, but of the forgiving grace of God. This grace is the “real power behind illusions of power.”
We are a Christian community that does listen closely to scripture, a congregation that seeks to live in the real power of God’s forgiving grace.
So this morning the question confronts us: How do we mark, observe, or even celebrate Independence Day this year?
How do we understand the promise and affirmation of the Declaration of Independence that all are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, setting aside nearly 50 years of settled law, taking a right away from all women, and creating a great inequality in our nation?
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 58:1-9; Galatians 5:1, 13-15
Sermon: “Prizing Our Liberties and Maintaining Our Rights”
The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching
SOLO "Zion’s Walls"
Marie Von Behren
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.