Dare to Prepare for July 3, 2022
The theme this Sunday is “Forgive Our Pride” and it is Communion Sunday. Sherry Lindgren is presiding, Al Mount is bringing the message
In putting together the service with the Worship Helps, it felt like a lot of elements to this service continue the spirit of last week’s service in Bradenton. We talked about a lot of concerning things going on in the world and how we should be mindful of all the vulnerable who need prayers, comfort and healing. Pridefulness is something we all struggle with from time to time as the poorest among those we know and love often has so much more than those outside of our faith and our country. It’s good to be reminded to look inward and ask for healing and forgiveness as we prepare for communion.
Al Mount will be focusing his remarks on Luke 15:11-32, which is the story of the prodigal son. It goes so well with the theme. You can read a version of the scripture here.
Please keep the speaker, presider, and all participants in your prayers this week as you prepare to worship and prepare yourself for the sacrament of communion.
A favorite, yet lesser-known Amy Grant song brings to mind aspects of the prodigal son story. As you meditate on the words as they pertain to this service, you may be able to relate it to your own relationship experiences and find comfort.
Amy Grant – The Prodigal (“I’ll be Waiting”)