Worship Guide 5/15/2022

Worship Gathering   

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM in both the Church and Zoom Sanctuaries
Scripture Reading: 
The Gospel According to Luke 14:1, 12-24
Worship & Reflection:  Rev. Stacy Thomas
Liturgist:  Cindy Speakman 
Tech Team:  Colleen Briner-Schmidt, Greg Elliot
Music: Carla Ritter and Joan Thompson

In our sacred reading for Sunday, we encounter Jesus eating a meal at the home of a prominent religious leader.  Through his art of teaching by parables, Jesus provides a picture of the kin-dom of God:  inviting those to dinner who cannot repay the host in kind, because they are the greatest in need of hospitality, generosity, and graciousness.  What does this image say about the church today?  Who is invited to our festive celebrations, our feasts with tables filled with delicious food and beverage?  Does this metaphor adequately work for our church?  If so, in what ways?  If not, why not?  And if not, what metaphor is more appropriate and a better picture of UCC Simi?  Perhaps we’re a refuge, a hospital, or even an albergue (technically, a hostel for pilgrims, especially those walking the routes of the Camino de Santiago, but hopefully you will understand the image here).   I invite you to think about the banquet stories that are featured in the Bible, and think about what image best describes UCC Simi.  

Join us on Sunday for another story about creating the kin-dom of God 

and considering different images of church!  

~ Toward Embracing Life Together,

       Rev. Stacy

Here is the Zoom Information:

Worship begins at 10:00 AM.

 Topic: Sunday Morning Worship Gathering in the Midst

Time: Sundays 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 897 8769 2192

Password: 417855
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Order of Sunday Worship

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