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.
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Services begin at 10:30 AM Zoom Meeting ID: 833 8972 4089
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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Pastor Message for the week:
It is common for humankind to create a God that is too small, too predictable, too human. The scriptures for this week ponder the reality of God, who moves within the realm of our creation. When it is all said and done, it is God who has the final word., much to surprise. Job has engaged his friends in a series of disputes about the nature of God, the meaning of human suffering, and a host of other issues. In chapter 38 of Job, Yahweh steps forward to address Job.
The Bible records few human beings for whom conversation with God was an easy task. Moses talks to God through a burning bush (Ex. 3). Isaiah has a vision of God where his lips were temporarily sealed (Isa 6: 1-8). Jeremiah was terrified of his encounter with God (Jer. 1:6-8).
Job’s experience with God is similar (Job 38). The power of God overtakes Job and silences him with force only God can create. So, the questions which Job wanted answered are over powered by a God that will not be challenged.
This is what we will ponder on Sunday – where are the answers?
The church is open for Sunday Worship services at 10:30 am and will be following all the established protocols to keep our community safe during this time of worship together.
Peace and joy,
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. We are all blessed by the generosity of the membership.
Offering opportunities: 1) Mail directly to the church 2) Via your bank mailing your check 3) Via our website on the offering donations page
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.