Worship service – May 14, 2023 – “Always be Ready”

This world is filled with suffering, wars, and pestilence – how can we still have hope? In today’s service, Trish notes we have hope because we know that there is a bit of God in everyone. We must always be ready to tell the story of how we know God, as it may be what someone else needs to also discover hope.

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 Peter 3:13-22 from The Message. Peter, in his letter to the new Christians in Asia Minor, urges his readers to do good and stand up to injustice, even if they are persecuted or misrepresented. They can endure suffering, because they will be rewarded when Jesus returns. Until then, they are to live as followers of Christ.

Trish Catalano
Trish Catalano

The message today from Trish Catalano is “Always be Ready.”

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Credits and copyrights

  • “As The Deer” words and music by Martin Nystrom. © 1984 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #1431, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “In the Garden” words and music by C. Austin Miles. © Public domain.  CCLI song #62858, 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.
  • “Something Beautiful” words by Gloria Gaither, music by William J. Gaither.  © 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management). CCLI song #18060, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “The 23rd Psalm” words traditional, music by Bobby McFerrin, transcribed by Dan Stolper.  © 1990 Prob Noblent Music (BMI).
  • “Give Thanks” words and music by Henry Smith.  © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #20285, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Shalom to You” words by  Elise S. Eslinger; music anon., harm. by Carlton R. Young. © 1983 The United Methodist Publishing House (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #114122, CCLI License #2718708.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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