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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”
TEXT: Collection of Hymns for Social Worship, 1757, alt.
MUSIC (ITALIAN HYMN 126.96.36.199.6.6.4): Felice de Giardini, 1769, alt.
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
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”
TEXT: John Oxenham, 1908, alt.
MUSIC (ST. PETER, CM): Alexander Robert Reinagle, 1836