08/21/22 Weekly Worship

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We are glad that you are here this morning. We hope this time of worship nurtures
your faith enlivens your spirit and engages your mind as we celebrate God’s
love and healing for the world with the resurrection of Christ, our Risen Lord.

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Then grab your Bible, a cup of tea or coffee, and prepare your heart for worship.

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August 21, 2022 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Denise Clark-Jones


Jeremiah is called to speak God’s word to Judah in the late 6th and early 5th centuries. Though reluctant to accept God’s call because of his youth and inexperience, God assures him he will always have God’s presence to enable him to speak for God. God’s word is always a call. When we read scripture, we need to ask: “What is God asking me to do?” Continuing the maternal image of God knowing Jeremiah from the time he was in his mother’s womb, God is depicted as a midwife, who has delivered him from his mother’s womb. The psalmist praises God for caring for him from birth to his present old age. The author of Hebrews portrays God as a “consuming fire,” worthy of our awe and praise. What does it mean to be consumed by God? In our gospel reading from Luke, Jesus heals a crippled woman in a synagogue on the Sabbath, for which he is criticized by the sabbath leaders. Jesus challenges them for their rigid implementation of the law while ignoring the essential spirit of the law. He calls into question what it means to be holy.


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Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.