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.

Click to Connect to Zoom for worship

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.

Click below to see or print the order of worship for Sunday

2022 August 7 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Feel free to connect via email or phone and let me know what you are doing and how things are going for you.

We can worship safely, and we will!  Zoom will continue and our doors are open for those who wish to worship in person.

Pastor Message for the week:

What does it mean to receive the kingdom if it requires you to give everything that you have away?

The Gospel passage for this Sunday is situated within the center of the Lukan narrative, which attends to preparation for and expansion of the kingdom of God. It opens with words of encouragement and challenge uttered in seemingly the same breath. There is no need for fear because God will provide beyond measure. In light of such generosity, the proper response is to detach from possessions. Hearing these words, the original audience likely was puzzled by the potential contradiction. What does it mean to receive the kingdom if it requires you to give everything that you have away?

We may ask the same question today. Is it true…where your heart is your treasure will be also?

Generosity may only be one aspect of kingdom participation, but it serves as a central one that might render a gateway for other spiritual practices that reflect allegiance to the reign of God. This is what we are seeking to discern this Sunday.

Join with us!

Blessings,

              Rev. Jenn

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.

 

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