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ONLINE Worship & Sunday Circle: Extreme Makeover: Nehemiah Edition #5

Sun, Jul 19 @ 10:30am @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

For the duration of the Stay Home/Stay Safe orders – Sanctuary and Hillside will worship together, online via zoom and facebook live. Sunday morning schedule includes:

  • 09:45 – 10:15 am – Online Guided Meditation with Sarah D.
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am – Community Gathering (say hello and get your spirit settled with tech)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am – Online Worship (including time with children, sermon, special music, and prayers)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm – Virtual Coffee Hour  – Stick around for a bit to connect in small conversations with friends, old and new!

“Extreme Makeover: Nehemiah Edition” Sermon Series: Nehemiah is known as the Jerusalem Rebuilder. Nehemiah walks the walk, and takes action to fix things! But, not before prayer, reflection, and confession. God calls all of us to participate in building beloved community; and God calls all of us to become antiracists. As a guide for change – Nehemiah’s spiritual practice directs our study of racism through film, books, and art. (June 21 through July)

Sermon 5 (July 19) Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-18 – Rev. Tom preaching

Sermon 5 (July 19) Theme: “Rebuilding for Renewal” With the walls of Jerusalem completed, the Book of the Law becomes the central focus of the story; and it brings about a spiritual renewal among the Israelites. We do the work of becoming antiracist so that we can (re)build the Beloved Community Jesus envisioned. We experience spiritual renewal by living in the joy and delight of God, knowing our identity as God’s people, and repenting of our racism and sin.

Prayer for This Sunday: Holy one, our hearts are troubled and our circumstances appear dark. Help us to remember how great is Your steadfast faithfulness and loving kindness. Along with Nehemiah, we are called to share Your promise of love and justice for all with the world. In the midst of this period of affliction, stressed by the impact of Covid19, hurt by the centuries long harm inflicted by the Virus of1619 we stand in hope upon the foundation of Your truth, love, and grace. Help us to change. Amen

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