Sermon: “Called by God to Be a People”
Theme: We are called to be in community by God’s voice which commands us to live by a covenant of love and compassion.
Purpose: We will reaffirm that our community and actions must be based on God’s commandment to love and serve.
Scriptures: Exodus 19:2-8 Obey God’s voice and keep God’s covenant, you are a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.
Matthew 9:35-10:8 Jesus sends the disciples among the people to proclaim the gospel – healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, and casting out evil.
What is the significance of the way in which the disciples were sent out to do ministry? How do we understand the commissioning of the disciples to be to “Proclaim Good News” with healing, ministry, and living with the people? How is the understanding of dwelling with the people an important part of the way in which the gospel is to be shared? How does this act of proclaiming God’s love and healing relate to our covenant with God? Is it possible to know God without getting involved in God’s mission? What is our way of discovering our own role in proclaiming the love and grace of God to others?
Description for Sunday June 14, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymnal #412 “God, Reveal Your Presence”
TEXT: Gerhard Tersteegen, 1729; trans. Frederick William Foster and John Miller, 1789;
alt. The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997; © 1997 The Presbyterian Church of Canada
MUSIC (ARNSBERG 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6.6): Joachim Neander, 1680
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Glory to God Hymnal #610 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
TEXT: Charles Wesley, 1739, alt.; Spanish trans. Federico J. Pagura; Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee, 2001; Spanish Trans. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company);
Korean Trans. © 2001 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company)
MUSIC (AZMON, CM): Carl Gotthelf Gläser, 1828; arr. Lowell Mason, 1839
Liturgist: Kris Bartelt