Sunday in Worship…
On this 17th Sunday after Pentecost, our 10:30 service will look at Matthew 21:23-32. Jesus has just turned the tables of the temple and then cursed the fig tree, challenging the current religious authority. As you can imagine, a heated debate follows, as the authorities ask him, “Who gives you the authority to do this?” The question of authority looms large for us, today, too, as we approach a national election, and as we face a heightened need for personal responsibility in a time of pandemic, climate change, and social unrest. Who holds authority for you? Where do you go for reliable information and guidance? And how do you take responsibility for your own actions?
Pastor Martha will offer the sermon, and the scripture will be read by Dave Meyer. We’ll welcome Robin Bower back to the organ, and the anthem will be sung by Joe Green and the Stone Family Singers. Don’t forget to have your communion ready—bread & wine, milk & cookies, or whatever symbols you use to remind you of Christ’s table of welcome, comfort, and challenge. You can find worship online here: https://www.youtube.com/TheHenriettaUCC .
If you have prayer requests or announcements to be made in worship, please email them to Pastor Martha by 6pm Saturday: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual classes for children and youth will begin this week; parents will be sent links in a separate email. Pre-K meets at 10 am; 1st – 5th grades meet at 12 noon, and Youth meet at 1 pm. Get ready to see your friends and teachers!
Zoom Fellowship Hour will happen right after worship.
Once again, we want to thank you for faithfully participating in the offering. We are so grateful for folks sending their pledges and Dollar A Day gifts in, whether by check or online. To make your gift online, just go to henriettaucc.org and click on the “Online Donation” button on the right-hand side. If you haven’t already contributed to our Dollar A Day campaign, please consider purchasing a share ($366), or a portion of a share. It will go a long way toward closing our budget gap and help us to continue God’s work in this place.