Worship Themes for June

New Series: Coded Letters is all about the Book of Revelation. Written in code by its author, John, who lived on the island Patmos under Roman house arrest, Revelation is a book is a series of letters written to encourage the persecuted struggling church to stay the course and to encourage and inspire Christians who were being persecuted. It isn’t a story about a big battle that is yet to come.

Sunday, June 7, 2020; First Sunday after Pentecost;  Communion; Revelation 1:1-8 (NRSV); Title: Coded Letters, Part 1. Theme: A summary of the first 4 chapters of Revelation and an in-depth look at all the symbolism in Chapter 5.   

Sunday, June 14, 2020; Second Sunday after Pentecost; ’Title: Coded Letters, Part 2; Theme: Theme: An in-depth look at the symbolism of Chapters 6 & 7 in the Book of Revelation. Scripture: Revelations 22:8,9 and 21.

New Series: Based on Phillip Gulley’s book, If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus, this sermon series looks at the practices that Jesus taught us to incorporate into daily living that would bring us closer to God and create a more loving and just community among those who say they follow the Way of Christ.

June 21, 2020   Third Sunday after Pentecost;Title: Those Who Follow Jesus Recognize the Things of God; Scripture:  Matthew 22:15-22; Theme:  The things of God always include an ethic of care. The responsibility for giving that care is given to us because we are the caretakers of the things of God. This means care taking in all arenas.

June 28, 2020   Fourth Sunday after Pentecost; Title:   Those Who Follow Jesus Are Wounded Healers; Scripture:  Matthew 5:18-26 (The Message Version); Theme:  Wounded healers affirm our potential as more important than condemning our brokenness and practice reconciliation over judging others.

July 5, 2020   Fifth Sunday after Pentecost;  Title:Those Who Follow Jesus Live in the Here and Now; Scripture:  Luke 14: 1-6 (The Message Version); Theme:  Meeting the needs would be more important than maintaining institutions and this life would be more important than the afterlife.

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