September 20, 2020
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
A part of us expects justice from God. We think that fairness ought to reign—that each of us should get what we deserve. But this is a dead end. God does not give us what we deserve but acts with mercy and grace beyond belief. He is scandalously generous and lavish with us—giving us what we do not deserve and have not earned. We are tempted to ask God for equity and what we deserve, but God is determined to give us so much more in Christ. Only in faith can we learn to let God be God, to honor His generosity with the only response He desires: faith and thanksgiving. Today we pray the Lord to break through to our hearts and minds with His abundant grace and to rejoice that He is more than fair—He is merciful!
As We Gather
This service was pre-recorded on Friday.
GREAT NEWS: In-person worship services and Sunday School classes have resumed with social distancing precautions. Services begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible classes are meeting in Grace Hall at 9:30 a.m.
Though we have resumed onsite worship services and, as of Sept. 20, Sunday School and adult Bible classes, for those who would prefer not to attend in-person yet, we offer the following lessons to help you to continue learning.
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