Sunday, July 25

July 25 Worship

We are entering that extended period during which, once every three summers, the appointed gospel reading comes from John 6. Today's theme, therefore, is the feeding of the five thousand. with five loaves and two fish. Our hymns include Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Bread of Heaven), Break Thou the Bread of Life, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

Here is the video of today's worship service, and beneath it you will find a manuscript of the sermon:

Sunday, July 18

July 18 Worship

Today's theme is A Quiet Place. The gospel reading—Mark 6:30-34—is a kind of lead-up to one of the greatest miracles in the Bible, namely the Feeding of the Five Thousand. Appropriately our organist's prélude is Sweet Hour of Prayer. Our hymns are Take Time to Be Holy, Come and Find the Quiet Center, and Near to the Heart of God. The sermon talks about the need for quiet time, as well as the image of Jesus as a shepherd. Here is the video of the worship service, followed by a manuscript of the sermon:

Sunday, July 11

July 11 Worship

Today's scripture passage was Ephesians 2:3-12. Our hymns were Morning Has Broken, Be Thou My Vision, and How Firm a Foundation. The sermon was short, so there was a brief devotional at the beginning, before the prélude. Following church there was a picnic. Because it was raining, we needed to hold it in the social hall. Here's the video of the entire worship service. Beneath it is the transcript of the sermon. 


Sunday, July 4

July 4 Worship

During today's worship service, the 48th Psalm was read, and a sermon preached on pilgrimage. It mentions Hape Kerkeling's book I'm Off Then (German: Ich bin dann mal weg). Songs sung included God of the Ages (the national hymn), This Is My Song (Finlandia), and My Country 'Tis of Thee (America).

Here is the video of today's service:

Sunday, June 27

June 27 Worship

Today's gospel reading was the passage from Mark 5 which is about a miracle on the way to a miracle. Here's the video: