Repenting of Racism
God created a world of great beauty and diversity and called it good. God's good news of great joy is for all people. God commands us to love our neighbor. We have fallen short of God's holy will for the world God so loves. We lament all who have been killed because of the color of their skin and the ongoing scourge of racism. We repent of the structures of injustice of which we are a part. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Filled With Hope, Commissioned to Heal
"Hope does not disappoint," the apostle Paul writes in the epistle from Romans, "because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit." In the gospel for today Jesus looked at the people and had compassion, because "they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Then he summoned his disciples, and gave them authority to cure every disease and every sickness. When disappointments threaten to overwhelm us, we remember that we have been filled with the Spirit. Like the first disciples, we too have been commissioned, called to be agents of healing in a world of pandemic and prejudice, of sicknesses of body, mind, and spirit.
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 Partners in Worship

Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Erin Bouman

Music Director: Roger "Bing" Bingaman

Assisting Minister: Tim Bouman
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Lector: Clair Anderson
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Special Music: Chris Richard

Psalm Singer: Stephanie Stockstill, Dee Kimpel, Larry Kimpel, Chris Richard
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I nviting in Christ's Name
P roclaiming the Gospel
L iving in Fellowship
C aring for Others