Worship service – August 29, 2021 – “Avoiding Anger”

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at what it means to be followers of Christ, and specifically followers within Morgan Hill United Methodist Church. We noted that being a Christian doesn’t automatically make us good people, or keep us from making mistakes, but it does mean we are in relationship with God.  So what keeps us from being “doers of God’s word”? How do we stay in touch with that relationship, so that which comes from our heart can show God’s way?

Our services are now being held with in-person attendance, at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.

Our Scripture Reading is from Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 (New Revised Standard Version of the Bible). Mark tells the story of Jesus talking with a group of Pharisees and scribes (with a crowd and the disciples also present). He was asked why the disciples didn’t follow the protocols of washing hands, food, and cooking containers before eating meals. He explained that while those protocols were human tradition, they did not defile the person – but evil intentions that come from the human heart do.

A secondary reading, James 1:17-27 (NRSV), further explains that those who hear God’s word, but do not act accordingly, are deceiving themselves. He says, “Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. ”

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Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

The message today from Trish Catalano is “Avoiding Anger.”

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