Rev. Gary Heaton will bring the fourth message in his sermon series, Peace Like a River” this Sunday, July 24 at 9 and 11. The series is about Unity in a World of Division and the title of Sunday’s sermon is “Get Out of the Eddy” the scripture text is Amos 5:18-24. Reading scripture at both services is Margaret Haley. Celeste Smetana is leading the Psalter at 11:00 and at 11 the choir is singing, “Peace Like a River” an American Folk Song, arranged by Jay Althouse.
18 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why do you want the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, not light;
19 as if someone fled from a lion,
and was met by a bear;
or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a snake.
20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?
21 I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
23 Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
24 But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.