Going to the Dogs?

What is going on with our world these days?! Ongoing coronavirus infections, storms and power outages, unrest and protest and anger and grief. People are stressed and divided.

Christian faith speaks to just such a world. In the book of Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel.

The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society?
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We Give Thanks for Our Dogs and Those Who Love Them
Partners in Worship

Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Erin Bouman

Music Director: Roger "Bing" Bingaman

Assisting Minister: Amy Monday
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Lector: Dee Kimpel
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Prelude: Bach Prelude # 1, Roger Bngaman

Psalm: Chris Richard

Hymn of the Day: Stephanie Stockstill

Dog Friends: Lucian and Graffiti

Mass of Restoration – Josh Blakesley and Leland G. “Grae” McCullough, IV
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