May 24th Order of Service: 05-24-20 Bulletin
message from the Pastor
May 17
Grace and peace,
Thank you for spending time in worship and prayer today as you grow in love with God. Take a few moments today to reread today’s scriptures, then journal and have a conversation with a faith companion.
 1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21
Our theme scripture says, “they ate their food with glad and generous hearts.” One way we can be glad and generous is to share about how we are finding strength, hope, love, and peace these days. This is part of “breaking bread” with each other as we break open our hearts to one another as well. In this week’s scripture, we are encouraged to obey Christ’s commands, which is to love God, to love neighbor, and to love ourselves.   

What have you done lately to honor the holy in you–

to love yourself, and take care of yourself?

Have you witnessed people doing the right thing for others? 

Or if you can’t think of something from this week, 

what do you have in your memory as something or someone 

that showed the Christ in them?

“I honor the holy in me by taking care of myself (in/when/where) _________________.”

Christ be in your hearts and in your loving,
Pastor Gretchen
Peace you all,

We are journeying through the season of Easter; 50 days of celebrating, honoring, and practicing the acts of a living faith. We are exploring what it means to be a resurrection people, having new life and new hope, moving toward a wholeness with God in Jesus Christ.

Our Easter worship series is “Heart of the Matter”.

Focus scripture is: “Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.” (Acts 2: 46-47a). 

As you prepare for worship this week:

*.    Gather hearts. Take photos of hearts you find in your home and other places. Make some with craft items. 

*.     Bring a “worry stone”  for each person in your home, light enough to hold, heavy enough to feel the weight. Decorate them with markers, paint, nail polish, whatever you have around, with signs of love and encouragement. Bring the rocks with you to your worship space on Sunday.

*     Send pictures of all these hearts & rocks to me by text or email.

*.    Bring a glass or bowl full of water inside an empty bowl to your worship space.

*     Gather a meal or snack to have during our time of worship.

*      Watch for and consider ways of doing and being goodwill.

With hope,
Pastor Gretchen
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