05/17/2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Sermon:           Where Our Life Comes From

Theme:            We are sustained by our relationship with God through Jesus, our risen Savior.

Purpose:          We will work to move from focusing on what is temporary and meaningless to drawing our strength from God’s sustaining love.

Scriptures:       Acts 17:22-31  The Apostle Paul’s message in Athens, we are all made by God and “in him we live, and move, and have our being.”

                        John 14:15-21 If we love Christ we will keep his commandments, we will not be orphaned, and because Jesus lives, we live also.

Questions: What is really important to our lives and what is meaningless distraction? What does it mean to us that God is the source of all of our lives? What difference does it make whether we align our lives with God’s power and presence or live in the distraction of worrying about the things that don’t matter? Do we have one problem – our need to know God’s presence – rather than many problems? How do we realign our minds and hearts around connecting to the source of God’s love and presence?

Liturgist: Krista Tahlman

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Glory to God Hymnal #2 “Come Thou Almighty King” 

Public Domain 
TEXT: Collection of Hymns for Social Worship, 1757, alt. 
MUSIC (ITALIAN HYMN 6.6.4.6.6.6.4): Felice de Giardini, 1769, alt. 

The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”  

Public Domain 
Glory Be to the Father 
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851) 

Organ Music   “Holy, Holy, Holy 2nd Movement by Piet Post  

Sending Hymn The Presbyterian Hymnal #439 “In Christ There is no East or West” 
Public Domain 
TEXT: John Oxenham, 1908, alt. 
MUSIC (ST. PETER, CM): Alexander Robert Reinagle, 1836

One thought on “05/17/2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter

  1. Thanks to all of you involved for these special zoom services. Thanks you, Pastor Jack, for today’s excellent sermon. I found the historic Biblical exile in Babylon as an opportunity for renewal and preparation very insightful. Particularly meaningful to me was your focus on what Christian love and compassion mean, not necessarily “emotional” but rather a commitment to follow the message and commandments of Jesus.

    On a different note, my cat Tia loves the sounds of your voice. She stretches out, sphinx style, and listens to the sermon.

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