Worship materials for May 10
Grace and peace to you on this fifth Sunday in Easter.
Try preparing yourself for worship by stretching, or finding a good seated posture, or going for an invigorating walk. Then don’t be afraid to do what feels right to create your own sacred space: light a candle, play some low background music, light incense, sit next to a loved one (or distanced, as you prefer).
You can begin worship with reading, out-loud if that’s ok, the Psalm for the day:
Then please enjoy Michael’s music offerings for today. The lyrics are printed, so sing along! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmyM5u3tallshjwCXsWALg
This week I read the gospel lectionary reading from John, and then the next passage in First Peter. My sermon follows, about 11 minutes long: Scripture readings and Sermon on First Peter
For those who prefer to read: Authority-Defer to or Resist in Christ_
I made a short and rather silly Message for All Ages on First Peter’s phrase: “aliens and exiles.”
Please send me your prayer requests, both joys and concerns. I’ll post those separately.
Expect some changes for next week. Thanks to the 20+ people who filled out the survey; you can still do so. The results gave me really helpful insight into what our needs are right now. I plan to make a few changes–mainly to include a video conference fellowship time and Pastoral prayer. I also plan to suspend the 9:30 adult class for a time.
May God bless you this Sunday and give you the courage and opportunities to be a blessing to others!