August 22 Virtual and In Person Worship

We will be worshipping in person at 9:00 AM in the sanctuary. Masks are required in order to protect those who are unvaccinated and to limit the spread of the Delta Variant of the Covid-19 virus.  The bulletin for the service may be found by clicking HERE.

We are also continuing to offer our YouTube worship experience which you may reach by clicking HERE. An audio Podcast of our worship service may be found by clicking HERE. The radio version of the service (shorter) is found HERE. The bulletin for this service may be found HERE.

Sermon: “Literally or figuratively?”

Theme:  We develop a relationship with our heritage that is instructive but not necessarily directing us to do the same things.

Purpose: To examine how we reform our past into our future.

Scriptures:  Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Joshua calls the people to pledge their faithfulness to God alone.

                   John 6:56-69   Jesus calls the people to eat his flesh and drink his blood.

Questions: How do we know when we should take scripture literally and when it is a metaphor? In what ways do some passages have deeper truths when not taken literally? What tends to make us more biased against some interpretations or less wiling to accept a message from scripture? How do our preconceptions shape our ability to hear the Word of God in its full meaning? What do we need to consider as examine passages that are disturbing or difficult for us?

Description for Sunday Worship, August 22, 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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Prelude: CWM Rhondda                                     arranged by Gerhard Krapf
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Opening Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #301 Let us Build a House (v1, 4, & 5)

TEXT: Marty Haugen, 1994; © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc.

MUSIC (TWO OAKS with refrain): Marty Haugen, 1994; © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc.

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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 #65 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” 
TEXT: William Williams, 1762; stanza 1, trans. Peter Williams, 1771; stanzas 2-3, trans. William Williams, 1772
MUSIC (CWM RHONDDA John Hughes, 1907

Glory to God Hymnal # 765 May the God of Hope Go With Us (chorus only)
TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984
MUSIC (ARGENTINA with refrain): Argentine folk melody

Liturgist:  Jaeda R.

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