Remote Worship (Weekly)

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or go directly to the Facebook Live feed below or use this link from your device:  https://www.facebook.com/TELCWexford/live/

Remember to go to the “Videos” tab for the Live Stream.  You may need to refresh your page to see the live stream.

Starting at 9:55 am each week, Amy Kapp, Music Director, will play prelude music to center us with worship beginning at 10:00 am.

Time With the Children in Worship – As Pastor Doug speaks with children who are participating in worship, he may engage them from time to time to submit or share personal reflections (drawings, photos, poems) on his message.  Contingent upon permission from the parents or guardian, results may be shared during worship.  To grant permission, please submit a release form.

 

Check back after Sunday for a recorded version of worship.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday of Pentecost
“Weeds Be Gone?”
by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Liturgy & Music PDF:  [download here]

Romans 8:12-25 / Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Can we, in our desire to make things “right” and “pure” and “holy” actually cause more harm than good? In another parable of the Kingdom of God, Jesus this time cautions his disciples about being overzealous when it comes to “weeding out” people who they deem not worthy of the Kingdom. Reminds me of the saying, “Who made YOU God?”

Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Pentecost
“Good Soil”
by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Liturgy & Music PDF:  [download here]

Isaiah 55:10-13 / Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

How receptive are we to hearing “the word of the kingdom”? Jesus tells a parable that asks that question. Are we good soil on which the word will grow or are we inhospitable soil on which the word will die? And note that Jesus says “the word of the kingdom” not the Word of God. Is there a difference? Is it possible that we focus so much on the Bible (Word) that we neglect the ethics and life of the Kingdom?

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
“Freedom’s Just Another Word”
by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Liturgy & Music PDF:  [download here]

Romans 7:15-25a / Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

The apostle Paul struggles with being enslaved to the Law and what freedom in Christ means.  Jesus tells his disciples that the burdens they bear are like a yoke depriving them of their freedom to be the kind of people God wants them to be.  Our freedom, rights or liberties aren’t meant for us alone.  We are free to serve others.  With freedom comes responsibility.