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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 1st, 2021
We hope to gather outside this Sunday. Check the HOME page after 7:00pm Saturday for updates.
This Sunday we begin a four-part series, with a new liturgy from the Montana Synod's Changing Climate Task Force. The goal of "Singing Plains, Calling Mountains" is to create space in worship to hear, teach, and reflect on the role of creation and creation care in Scripture, in the will of God, and in our baptismal vows. Bringing forth all that is seen and unseen was the first outpouring of divine love that we are able to perceive and trust. Learning how to see God’s presence in creation and how to more fully embrace our role as stewards in accordance with God’s will is part of how we love our neighbors as ourselves. Through music, spoken liturgy, and the scripture passages, this liturgy offers community support to the vocation we all share in caring for the world that God made.
Week One: Creation Belongs to God
As children of God, we are reminded again and again that God is God and we are not. The quickest way to remember this lesson is to be alert and attentive to all that happens in creation without our effort. The One who made and loves huckleberries and sage, lodge-pole pines and willows, rainbow trout and bison, is the same One who made and loves each of us.
Readings for this week:
Psalm 19:1-8, 14
God’s graciousness prepared creation for flourishing and the wise heart meditates on this and finds joy and peace.
Revelation 4:1-2, 6b-11
The visions of Revelation remind us that there is more to creation than we can perceive or understand. Yet, there is no part of creation that is separate from the Creator. God’s presence- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- permeates all that is and all that will be, just as it always has been.
Before the incarnation, the Word of God witnessed the making of all things in love. The power of this Word of grace and hope eventually came in the flesh to make known, more fully, what has always been true about divine love and will for creation.
NOTE: Worship is livestreamed on the CtK YouTube channel, and begins promptly at 10:00am. Wait for worship to begin or log in again closer to 10:00am.
If you missed last week's service it can be found on the CtK YouTube channel.
In our prayers this week:
- This nation, for justice, peace, and wisdom;
- For those affected by the changing climate of our world: European flooding; fires in Turkey, the U.S. and Canada; tornadoes across southern U.S.;
- For those fighting wildfires in Montana, and the communities affected;
- For those in our companion synod, the Cape Orange Diocese of South Africa as the country is in the grips of violent political protest;
- For Richard Huber, deployed to Kuwait; and all members of our military overseas and serving here;
- Individuals who are ill, injured, or in special need, and those who have requested prayers: Joann, Julie, Bill and Christine, Dean, John, Rosanne, Paul, Claire, Bob, Butch, Luke;
- For families affected by the housing crisis in Bozeman, especially the families being served by Family Promise of Gallatin Valley;
- All those affected by the corona virus around the world and locally - those who are ill and healthcare workers caring for the infected;
- Pastors, pastoral leaders, LPAs and congregation and ministry leaders across the synod as they find ways to serve their communities and congregations;
- Families and individuals seeking asylum, all refugees, and children separated from their parents;
- Our bishops, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Jungling and the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton;
- These ministries of the Montana Synod and the ELCA: Northern Great Lakes Synod.
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