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Worship for May 17

Dear Friends,

Welcome to worship on the sixth Sunday in Easter! There is no adult faith formation at 9:30.

You can begin, if you like, by preparing your body to receive God’s blessings. Go for an invigorating walk, do some stretches, or just sit in quiet meditation for a minute, practicing good posture.

Our psalm is taken from First Peter; right after our sermon scripture text, First Peter quotes Psalm 37. Try reading it aloud.

Next, Michael has prepared several songs on his Youtube page. (Stay tuned! We are working on choir pieces and guest solos!)

The sermon text for this week is First Peter 3:1-9, which is an unusually patriarchal passage in the New Testament. I read it and treat frankly its wisdom and its problems.

My design is that people (especially the young) not wrestling critically with this passage may not benefit from just reading it. So the message for all ages is a reading of John 14:15-21 and a short message on feeling orphaned.

The big change this week is a video conference chat for fellowship and to share prayer concerned, concluded by a Pastoral Prayer. This begins at 11:15, but you can join anytime until 11:45, when we’ll close with the prayer. You can participate on a landline phone. When you are ready, you dial (929) 205 6099 and you’ll have automated options. You’ll have to enter the meeting number: 859 9946 9258, followed by “#”. Then follow the instructions. You may have to wait a little. But you will be able to hear everyone and comment as you like.

You can also join using a computer with an internet connection; it will prompt you to  download a Zoom program.

The other way is by smart phone, and it’s easiest to download the Zoom app, which is easily searched.

I’m not in love with video conferencing, but it is the best way for now to meet the top need identified in our survey: for social time and prayer time together. Please share a prayer concern with us! See you at 11:15.

Blessings on this Lord’s Day!

Pastor Bill

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Meeting instructions:

William Wright is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fellowship and prayer time
Time: May 17, 2020 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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