Weekly Worship Resources

Weekly Liturgy

Weekly Worship Texts

In Holy Communion, God meets us in the meal. Jesus is truly present, and we come by the Spirit’s grace. You are always welcome at God’s table. All baptized believers are welcome to share in this, God’s gift to us.

Receive the bread and eat. Receive the wine (or juice) and drink.
Place cup in nearby basket.
Gluten free option by request.

Welcome

Good morning! In the name of the God of creation, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit who guides our ways, welcome to worship.

Preparation for Worship

Shepherd-Lord, in summer I easily sense you with me in green spaces and beside still waters. Help me also feel you near when life takes me through dark valleys. (See Psalm 23.)

Prayer Ventures

We are called to do God’s work in the world, both individually and with siblings in Christ who encourage, support and inspire us. Give thanks that we are not alone in our baptismal journey of service and that the Spirit gives us diverse gifts that complement one another.

Stewardship of your whole life

Mark 6:31 – Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

In our time and culture, busy-ness has emerged as a major source of stress. Being good stewards of our own peace of mind, we know we need to get away from our sources of busy-ness and stress to rest.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Mark’s gospel makes clear how great is the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn’t think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.

A Quote From Fr. Richard Rohr

You are created in the image of God from the very beginning. This is the basis for God’s justice: Since everyone is made in the image of God, then we need to recognize, honor, and respect the image of God in everyone.
No exceptions.