On Labor Day weekend, we are asked to keep in mind the contributions American workers have made to its strength, prosperity, and well-being. The topic of wages for workers has been discussed for thousands of years, even in Jesus’s time. What should the wage of a laborer be? Today we hear Jesus’s opinion – and learn that God is generous beyond our reasoning.
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 Matthew 20:1-6 (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.
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.
Our offering is given to the mission and ministry of MHUMC. Remember our gifts come from us, as the people of God, for the work of God, to the Glory of God in the world.
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 Pastor Linda Holbrook is “The Kingdom Economy.”
This week’s service includes Holy Communion.
See this week’s announcements here.