Worship for May 22, 2022

We are expecting summer time temperatures (in the 90s) this Sunday. If attending in person, please dress to stay cool! Those worshipping in person should also 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.

Open Hearts, Humble Minds

Sunday, May 22 at 11 am | Bulletin

We sat down and preached to the women who had come to the gathering. One of them was named Lydia, a worshipper of God from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. As she listened to us, Christ opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying.  – Acts 16:13-14

Last Sunday a group of us went up to the South Bronx to visit New Roots Community Farm where our very own Lhana Ormenyi volunteers as a beekeeper. We ate a picnic lunch together and spent some time enjoying the gardens and learning about bees. It was fascinating and a lovely reminder of the complex, interdependent nature of the world in which we live and of the creative brilliance of God that is ever visible in the world around us, yet easy to miss, mostly because we don’t often slow down enough to be able to take it in!

Now, maybe I inhaled too much bee pollen on our trip, or perhaps a little of that fresh from the hive honey we tasted has gone to my head, but nevertheless, I was struck this week as I continued to rattle the lessons of the visit around in my heart and my brain, how much Lydia, who we will meet in this week’s scripture lesson, has in common with the queen bee we met at the farm.


Join us Sunday at 11am either in the sanctuary or via the livestream to find out more!