A colorful mosaic found in 2019 in an ancient church in Israel appears to depict a miracle Jesus is said to have performed nearby — the feeding of the 5,000 — archaeologists say.
The discovery was made in the “Burnt Church” in Hippos, an archaeological site on a mountain a mile east of the Sea of Galilee. The church was built around 1,500 years ago and destroyed by fire in the early 7th century AD. (www.cnn.com/travel/article/ancient-mosaic-jesus-galilee-intl-scli/index.html)
Welcome to worship on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.
Gathering Song How Can I Keep From Singing? Sonoro Choral Society
featuring our own Sharol Cook!
Acknowledgement of Land
(An act towards reconciliation)
For thousands of years, First Nations people have walked on this land; their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives and spirituality. We are gathered on the traditional territory of the Coastal Salish and Puyallup people, and we acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.
GATHERING & EXPLORING
Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip. The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.
You can find all of the lectionary readings for Sunday, August 2, 2020 here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=153
Scriptural Reflection The Generous Host The Bible Project
Welcome · Lighting of Community Candle · Moment of Wonder · Scripture · Sermon
Song for Reflection & Offering There Is Enough Julie Geller
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Stewardship Moment There Is Enough to Go Around Ram Dass
Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care
CELEBRATING & BLESSING
Prayers of the People · Communion
Benediction From Across That Bridge: Life Lessons & a Vision for Change by John Lewis
“You are a light. You are the light.
Never let anyone — any person or any force —
dampen, dim or diminish your light…
Release the need to hate, to harbor division,
and the enticement of revenge.
Release all bitterness.
Hold only love, only peace in your heart,
knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.”
Closing Song What the World Needs Now Berklee College of Music
Guest Preacher: Rev. Carol Devine; Elders: Gretchen Mertes & Terry Forslund; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Robin Crabb