Our message this week is based on a scripture reading of Paul’s assertion that the church has everything it needs to be the church. That’s an amazing and powerful statement of faith. Too often, we spend time wishing – wishing we had more people or more resources or more volunteers or more activity. Lay Servant Trish asks what if, instead, we were simply thankful?
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 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 from The Message. The Greek city of Corinth in Paul’s time (around 55 AD) was a prosperous commercial center that had been recently completely rebuilt from ruins. It had a population of around 600,000, and was known throughout Greece as a center of vice and debauchery. It is believed that Paul was the first Christian missionary to the young Christian community in Corinth, and he kept in touch with them, providing guidance. While he was at Ephesus he heard of moral issues in Corinth, and wrote the first letter of Corinthians to try to address them. The letter begins with a usual salutation, but also serves to remind them of his authority and who they are as the community of Christ.
The message today from Lay Servant Minister Trish Catalano is “Not Lacking.”
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.
I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.
See this week’s announcements and bulletin notes here.
Credits and copyrights
- “The Summons” words by John Bell, music traditional Scottish. © 1987 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland (Admin. by Wild Goose Resource Group). CCLI song #1040329, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Sing a New Song to the Lord” words by Timothy Dudley-Smith © 1973 Hope Publishing Co., music by David G. Wilson © 1973 Jubilate Hymns, admin. by Hope Publishing Co. CCLI song #142895, CCLI License #2718708.
- “This is the Day” words from Psalm 118:24, adapt. By Les Garrett; music by Les Garrett. © 1967, 1980 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #32754, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us” words by Brian Foley © 1971 Faber Music, music by V. Earle Copes © 1960, renewed 1968 Hope Publishing Co. CCLI song # 1052867, CCLI License #2718708.
- “I’ll Fly Away” words and music by Albert E. Brumley. © 1932 Albert E. Brumley & Sons, admin. By Integrated Copyright Group. CCLI song #26399, CCLI License #2718708.
- “I Sing Praises to Your Name” words and music by Terry macAlmon. © 1989 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #17061, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Go, Tell It On the Mountain” Afro-American spiritual, words adapt. by John W. Work, Jr, music arr. by William Farley Smith. © Public domain. CCLI song #29080, CCLI License #2718708.
- All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.