Worship for July 17, 2022

Those worshipping in person should bring and wear a mask during the service. Masks will be available if you do not have one when you arrive. Windows and doors will also remain open during the services for additional air circulation, and ice water will be available.

Distractions, Distractions

Sunday, July 17 at 10 am | Bulletin

“But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10: 41-42


This week we are going to be digging into two scriptures, one from the prophet Amos, and one from the Gospel of Luke. Amos introduces us to the Israelites of 800 BCE, distracted by the peace and prosperity of some, while Luke introduces us to Martha, distracted by all the work that is to be done.

Distracted, distracted.

Both Amos and Jesus call on us to pay attention, a call rooted in a shared desire to experience a world where people live in peace and prosperity in a way that offers justice and liberty for all. But they have two very different approaches to inspiring others to re-create that just world.

Come Sunday morning, we’ll take a look at their two approaches and also explore a few questions, like:

What does it look like to sit at Jesus’s feet today?

What does it look like to sit at Jesus’s feet when we are distracted by the feelings and emotions that come with paying attention – the anger, the frustration, the outrage?

Hope to see you in the sanctuary or online at 10am!



P.S. If you are joining us in the sanctuary, don’t forget to bring your appetite and join us for the return of the annual church cookout in the courtyard immediately following the worship service.