July 25 Virtual and In-Person Worship

Our YouTube service may be found HERE. An Audio Podcast of the worship service is available by clicking HERE. You may see a bulletin for the service by clicking HERE. The Radio version of the service (Shorter) may be found by clicking HERE.

Sermon:  “What About Miracles?”

Theme:  Miracles are signs and messages that people will see differently depending upon their relationship with God, but can appreciate the common sign and meaning.

Purpose:  We will see what unites us and divides us in our interpretation of how God works in our midst.

Scriptures:  Ephesians 3:14-21  May you be filled by the riches and great power of God.

                   John 6:1-21 Jesus feeds the five thousand and walks on the water, stills the storm.

Questions: What should we believe regarding miracles? Is it acceptable for people to disagree about how literally to take accounts of miracles? What are the purposes of miracles? Why don’t miracles happen more frequently? How does someone who is less inclined to believe in supernatural events interpret scripture as opposed to someone who feels a strong connection to the miracle stories? Why do many people find themselves in arguments over their belief in miracles?

Description for Sunday Worship, July 25, 2021

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

Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
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Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #509 All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly

TEXT: Sylvia G. Dunstan, 1990; © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc.

MUSIC (HOLY MANNA William Moore’s Columbian Harmony, 1825

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The Presbyterian Hymnal # 579 Gloria Patri   
Public Domain   
Glory Be to the Father   
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)   

Sending Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #687 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
TEXT: Isaac Watts, 1719, alt.
MUSIC (ST. ANNE, CM): Attr. William Croft, 1708

Glory to God Hymnal # 765 May the God of Hope Go With Us (chorus only)
Praying, let us work for peace;
Singing, share our joy with all
Working for a world that’s new,
Faithful when we hear Christ’s call.TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984
MUSIC (ARGENTINA with refrain): Argentine folk melody

Liturgist:  Nancy Pitzen

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