Worship service – August 21, 2022 – “Compassion Living Day by Day”

In this sermon series on compassion, we’ve looked at how we develop compassion for others, how we practice self-compassion, and how we set boundaries to provide compassion without exhausting ourselves.  Today we consider how God’s compassion for us is limitless, like the universe God has provided for us.  And we look at the tools we’ve put into our “compassion toolkit” to figure out how to practice compassion on a daily basis.

Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.  Note that closed captioning is available when “CC” appears in white at the bottom of the video panel. Click the CC to see the text; as it is done with an automated service, there may be errors in transcription.

Our Scripture Reading is Psalm 8. This psalm is attributed to King David, around 600 B.C.E., and was sung at evening services at the temple, when worshipers could see the vast night sky above the temple.  It is a song about divine majesty and human dignity.

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Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook
Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook

The message today from Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook is “Compassion Living Day by Day.”

Pastor Linda references three books:

  • “Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life” by Joyce Rupp. (See info here.)
  • “Practicing Compassion” by Frank Rogers. (See info here.)
  • “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and  Courage Meet” by Joan Halifax. (See info here.)

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Credits and copyrights

  • “Children of the Heavenly Father” words by Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg, trans. by Ernst William Olson; music Swedish melody. Public domain. CCLI song #7106689, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Across the Lands” words and music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend.   ©2002 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). CCLI song #3709898, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Sanctuary” words and music by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs.  © 1982 Full Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.); Whole Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.).   CCLI song #24140, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “For the Beauty of the Earth” words by Folliot S. Pierpoint, music by Conrad Kocher, arr. by H. Monk.  Public domain. CCLI song #43200, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Let All Things Now Living” tune “Ash Grove,” traditional Welsh melody, arr. by John Carter.  ©2013 Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
  • “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” words by Thomas Ken, adapt. by Gilbert H. Vieira; music from Geistliche Kirchengesänge, harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Public domain. CCLI song #1364029, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Trees of the Field” words by Steffi Geiser Ruben, music by Stuart Dauermann.  © 1975 Lillenas Publishing Company (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #20546, CCLI License #2718708.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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