Have you ever seen a picture of Jesus dancing? Well you will this Sunday! Rev.Gary Heaton’s message at 9 and 11 is titled “Listening and Dancing to God’s Music.” The scripture text is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. “Lord of the Dance” is the first hymn and the closing hymn is “Come, Join the Dance of Trinity.” The 9:00 Prelude is “Praise You with the Dance.” The Worship Ensemble plays at the early service and the Chancel Choir anthem at 11:00 is “Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)” arranged by Mark Hayes.
Ann Swank and Rev. Warner Crumb are reading scripture and Shirley Vaughan will lead the Psalter at 11:00.
“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,
17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; 19 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds. Mathew 11:16-19
25 At that time Jesus said, “I thank[a] you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[b]27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 25-30