Online Worship

NOTE:  For the consideration of Rev. Jenn and the rest of the participants – you will come into the meeting ‘muted’.  Please leave your session muted during the service.

Invitation to Zoom Worship Sunday, August 16th  

Services begin at 10:30 AM                 Meeting ID for August 16th:     884 0915 7134

You may connect using your phone to listen to the service:  301-715-8592  and enter the Meeting ID above.  Please begin with SKIPPING the instructions regarding un-muting (*6).   Only your phone will be mute – you will be able to hear the service.  More recommendations for using ‘Zoom’ are at the bottom of this page.

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2020 Aug 16 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Message for Sunday, August 16th

We continue on…Zooming and joining together in worship we seek to praise God and be in God’s presence.  I am enjoying both worlds and hoping this is helpful to everyone. Please know I am thinking of you all and praying for the whole congregation as we move day by day through this experience. Feel free to contact via email or phone and let me know what you are doing and how things are going for you.

We continue to work through the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, with events directed by God’s hand. This is Joseph’s moment of triumph. The troubles of the past are over and Joseph’s “rotten” brothers who sent him to Egypt in the first place are now in his power. But instead of feeling Joseph’s wrath, they are on the receiving end of his acknowledgement of God’s hand in the events of his life and the reconciliation of God’s forgiveness. God can bring good out of all things. In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15 shares the good news that God comes to all people.  God does not overlook anyone. God’s love is for all people.

We are grateful for your continued offerings which support the ministry of St. John’s Grace.  Please know that by your regular giving, you support the ministries of the church and our outreach ministries (CEA, SWES, Earl’s Place).  We are all blessed by the generosity of the membership.

Offering opportunities:  1) Mail directly to the church     2) Via your bank    3) Via our website on the offering donations page

You also can make checks payable to ‘St John’s Grace UCC’ and funds will be forwarded.

Praise to God for all things, God is good.

Let us join together in worship!

Rev. Jenn

Recommendations for using ‘Zoom’

You can download the ‘Zoom’ program prior to the meeting, or you will be asked to download the program when you go to join the meeting.  It is easier to be set up on your cell phone by getting and downloading the free app from your App Store. but note the following if you are using your computer:  On a Mac: use Safari for your browser.  On a PC: use Chrome as your browser

If you are not able to electronically join with us…please read and pray with us at 10:30 am on Sunday.