Join us for worship on Sunday, October 1, 2023
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Today is a communion Sunday. If you are joining us online, before the worship service you are invited to assemble what you will eat and what you will drink. It can be bread and grape juice or wine or something as simple as a cracker or rice cake and water for use in our worship.
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.
In these early fall days, I continue to ask: “What’s happening on this corner?” because a lot is going on in this place. And what’s happening this morning, points to what’s happening in these days.
This morning on this corner we mark World Communion Sunday, as we have for decades in this place and as Protestant Christians have been doing for over eighty years.
Liberal Protestants proposed World Communion Sunday in the 1930’s and encouraged its wider observance beginning in the 1940’s—at a time of economic inequality and uncertainty, at a time when the whole world sensed a gathering cloud of tension between nations and peoples. World Communion Sunday developed in a time similar to our own. It continues to inform our faith in these days. On this day, we are invited to look, to see what we share with other Christians, with other people of faith, and really, with all people.
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 66:18b-23; II Corinthians 1:1-6
Sermon: “Finding Companions Beyond Our Corner”
The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching
ANTHEM “Earth Song” Frank Ticheli
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.