we’re glad you can join us for worship!

We would love for you to let us know you’re here. This worship guide is meant to be a companion to our Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning, watch the recorded service later, or participate live on Wednesday evening at 8:30pm (EDT) on Facebook, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!

We will partake in communion during today’s service.

We encourage you to prepare your elements before we begin if you would like to participate.

HYMN: “The Church’s One Foundation”

CHILDREN’S MOMENT: Rev. Jerusha Moses

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING: Jeremiah 31:33, Psalm 100:3, Ephesians 2:19-22


The Eyes of Christ | Susan Palo Cherwien

Where is the servant church
  amidst the bluster
  and boast?
Look to the tables:
  Look to the dining tables
  where stranger and misfit 
  find both food and welcome.
  Look to the altar tables 
  where humility and justice
  roll down.
Look to the bread:
  Broken
  shared
  at the altar
  broken
  shared
  in the home
  broken 
  shared 
  in the lunch break
  broken 
  shared
  in the open heart.

Look to the eyes:
  eyes that rejoice
  eyes that weep
  eyes that celebrate
  eyes that see
  the Christ clothed in humanity
Where is the servant church?
Look to the eyes that see,
  across the table,
  through broken bread,
  the eyes of Christ
  in each
  returning 
  gaze.

Communion

Following the Worship Service, we encourage you to continue visiting with friends in the Livestream Chat, or join a Talk-Back moderated by Sandi Lowery and Beth McMahon. Share your laughter and tears, along with your prayer needs, as we discuss the sermon of the week.

This summer, we will actively covenant together in multiple ways, particularly in our physical gatherings in one one another’s homes. You can find more details related to our expectations, hopes, and practices here.

Whether you’ve been coming to Tabernacle for years, or just recently started worshiping with us online, we are glad you’re here! We invite you to participate in other opportunities for fellowship and discipleship as well. We are currently in the midst of a new podcast series, led by Art Wright. It is a discussion about Revelation, and how apocalypses, in addition to anticipating the end of the world, reveal things about our current realities. Listen to this week’s conversation, and sign up for the Facebook group if you’re interested in further discussion!

Our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis. We have consistently seen about 50 families each week, and sometimes up to 100! If you would like to support this key ministry to our neighbors, our current needs include:

  • Volunteers who love chatting on the phone
  • Paper grocery bags with handles
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Canned green beans or mixed vegetables
  • Canned mixed fruit
  • Instant oatmeal packets – any flavor

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