Lush meadows – quiet pools – goodness and mercy. The images evoked by Psalm 23 are peaceful and refreshing, just what many of us need in our hectic week. This week, in the last of the sermon series on prayer, Trish invited us to re-read Psalm 23 as a prayer, inviting God to settle our fears so that we can truly rest in Him.
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 23, from The Message. Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved passages in the Bible. In poetic form, it describes confidence in God’s protection and care, and gratefulness for deliverance from enemies. Attributed to King David, this psalm makes frequent references to tending sheep, a role he had as a child and teenager.
Good Morning Morgan Hill featured an interview by “Katie Cupcake” (Denise Melroy) of guest “David” (Dan Hazen). David, as the youngest of Jesse’s 12 sons, had the job of tending the family’s herd of sheep. During this time, as a child and teen, he learned how dependent sheep are on their shepherd, for their food, safety, and overall health. Later, as the king of Israel, he penned many of the songs and poems we know as Psalms, including Psalm 23, featuring an analogy of God as a caring shepherd. This episode of Good Morning Morgan Hill is brought to you by Steve’s Strummin’ Guitar School.
The message today from Lay Servant Trish Catalano is “The Lord is My Shepherd.”
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.
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Credits and copyrights
- “Come and Find the Quiet Center” words by Shirley Erena Murray, music attrib. to B. F. White. Words: © 1992 Murray, Shirley Erena (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company), Music: Public Domain. CCLI song #5263693, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” words and music by anonymous. Public domain. CCLI song #28263, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Seek Ye First” words and music by Karen Lafferty. ©1972 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.); Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #1352, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Cares Chorus” words and music by Kelly Willard. ©1978 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #25974, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Breathe” words and music by Marie Barnett. © 1995 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing (ASCAP), admin. in North America by Music Services o/b/o Vineyard Music USA. CCLI song #1874117, CCLI License #2718708.
- “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” words and music by Peter Scholtes. © Music: 1966 F.E.L. Publications. Assigned 1991 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #26997, CCLI License #2718708.
- “May You Run and Not Be Weary” words and music by Paul Murakami and Handt Hanson. © 1991 Changing Church Forum, Inc.. CCLI song #807099, CCLI License #2718708.
- All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.