WORSHIP PLANS FOR SUNDAY
The feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:13-21)
is a story many of us have heard for the better part of our lives, beginning in early childhood. This miracle meal of abundance and radical hospitality provides, live and in color, a clear glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven. And while deeply comforting to know that the type abundance and hospitality that Jesus displays here, both in his healing and his hosting, is God’s ultimate desire for humanity, it also presents us with a deep challenge. For it is hard not to contemplate the vast difference between our world and the Kingdom of Heaven, which Jesus dramatically displays here. However, as we know well, Jesus words and witness are often both of these things, comfort and challenge. Our role, as his disciples, is to accept and heed them both.
will sing “Let Us Break Bread Together,” an African-American spiritual that reflects on both the hope and supplication we bring to the table as we celebrate Holy Communion.
Grab your bread and wine
for a 30-minute Zoom worship service at 11:00 a.m. Everyone needs to email
to request the Zoom invitation. The service includes scripture and prayers and Fletcher Gaddy will play “Let Us Break Bread Together”. Everyone is asked to gather their own bread and wine/juice as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion separated in body, but united in the Holy Spirit.
The hymn series, “When in Our Music God is Glorified”
continues this week and will feature soprano Grace Eckmann Imholz. In August, we will begin posting concerts on Wednesdays, so be on the lookout for an email or check the Facebook page or website on Wednesday, August 5 to enjoy.