Worship service – October 31, 2021 – “Biblical Rest: Learning from Mary & Martha”

In our complicated and busy world, we are called to “do” yet often long to “be.”  How can we align the “Martha” and “Mary” in us, and where does “resting in Jesus” fit into our lives? This is not gender-specific, as we all can feel the tug of what appear to be conflicting priorities.

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 Luke 10:38-42 NRSV.   Jesus notices Martha being very busy providing hospitality for his entourage and her household. She’s feeling overwhelmed at the need to do so much, while her sister Mary is not helping, but is instead listening to Jesus’s teachings.  Maybe this isn’t an “either/or” situation – and perhaps there are times for both priorities.

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The message today from guest speaker Debbie Ullmann is “Biblical Rest: Learning from Mary & Martha”

 

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  • “Be Still for the Presence” words, music by David Evans. © 1986 by Thankyou Music, admin. by Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. CCLI song #120824, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Open Our  Eyes, Lord” words, music by Bob Cull. © 1976 Maranatha! Music, admin. by The Copyright Co., CCLI song #1572, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Seek Ye First” words, music by Karen Lafferty.  © 1972 Maranatha! Music. CCLI song #1352, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “As The Deer” words, music by Martin J. Nystrom.  © 1984 Maranatha! Music. CCLI song #1431, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land” words, music African  American spiritual. Public domain.
  • “Give Thanks” words, music by Henry Smith. © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. CCLI song #20285, CCLI License #2718708.
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