Sunday Worship 10:00 am (7/3/16)
Sermon: "A Summer with the Psalms: Inalienable Responsibilities"
The Rev. E. Nicholas Van Gombos
Genesis 1.26-28 and Psalm 8
Children are invited to worship with their families. Alternate activities will be provided for those up to 1st grade.
‘A Summer with the Psalms.’ The Psalms was the ‘hymnbook’ of ancient Israel
and still functions so today. The 150 entries convey the many moods of the human heart, from the perspective of our Biblical Faith. During the weeks of summer, our Pastor,
Nick Van Gombos, will lift up a number of these Psalms for reflection and direction in our time.
DEACON OF THE WEEK
Mission...IHN SUPPORT WEEK: July 10– July 17, 2016
Here at WPC, we will join with the members of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Maplewood, hosting up to 4 Interfaith Hospitality Network families. We need Meal preparers, greeter/servers, evening host and overnight host. Two volunteers are needed for each nightly task. Please contact David Berry 973- 701-9021 or email@example.com , or check the IHN sign-up chart posted in Fellowship Hall.
For those preparing meals click here for the suggested daily menus.
Prayer for Turkey
Lord, have mercy:
Words fail as the PCUSA attempts to express the depths of our sorrow and horror at the terror attack on the airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
We grieve for the forty-one killed and scores wounded,
the incalculable wound inflicted on the families, survivors, and country.
Along with the world, we rage at the inhumanity of those agents of hate
who direct the weapons of terror and death against their civilian neighbors.
We pray that our deep and difficult emotions will turn us toward you, the One who brings creation out of chaos.
Holy Spirit, who prays for all creation with groaning too deep for human utterance,
keep us from numbness that avoids the pain of our neighbors;
inspire among us words of unity and compassion across the fears that divide us;
and urge us to acts of mercy, and deeds of justice and peace.
Lord, have mercy:
Fewer than two weeks have passed since the terror attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando killed forty-nine;
violence that once seemed incomprehensible now appears commonplace.
Our minds struggle to comprehend the world that is emerging,
the powers and principalities against which we struggle,
the way forward in the midst of fear, uncertainty and violence.
Strengthen us to reach for the hope that is within us, that in these hard days seems elusive.
God who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever on the path, we pray.
The Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, coordinator, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Children's collection for One Great Hour of Sharing on Palm Sunday
News from the General Assembly of the PC (USA) in Portland Oregon