Join us for worship this Sunday at 9 or 11 to hear Rev. Gary Heaton’s message “Jesus Is Not Just a Shadow”. (Reflection on the solar eclipse and the incarnation of God.) Matthew 16:13-20 is the scripture text. The Worship Ensemble plays at 9:00 and at 11, Kim Mucha, piano and Brandon Mock, organ play “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) (arr. Shackley/McDonald) for the Prelude; at the Offertory “Fairest Lord Jesus” (arr. Stephen Bulla) with Brandon on the saxophone and Kim on the piano. Invite a friend!
Lord Jesus, you have come to us as the Messiah, the anointed one of God who is the power and love of God present to us. You have come to us as God’s Son, the very presence of God with us. You have come to us as the one who hung the stars and flung the planets in their courses. Help us to greet you when you become present in our lives. Enable us to lay aside our preconceptions of you and meet you as you are rather than as we would have you be. Above all, help us to follow you, to walk with you where you lead, to love you as you are, and to be the disciples you would have us to be. Amen.