Enjoy. May you be blessed.
I’m studying Psalm 1 this week in preparation for worship next week.
“Happy [Blessed, Joyful] are those who…delight is in the law of the Lord.”
Where do you find happiness, blessings, and joy? Are these findings in line with God’s law?
To ponder this week.
The Blessedness of Unity
A Song of Ascents.
1 How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down upon the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down over the collar of his robes.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
Psalm 5: 1-8
Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—
make your way straight before me.
Worship was a little jagged this morning. YouTube wouldn’t load, lap top frozen, and my keyboard would not change keys. A dear friend told me to take a deep breath. That breath, Spirit lead, allowed me to continue on Facebook. Goodness knows.
The upshot is that there is no video to load this morning to share with you here.
Prayers this morning:
- for Pat P. as she heals from her injury
- for all those who have lost their jobs
- for quick resolution for those waiting for the CERB
- for the family of Reta Warlich who passed this week. (Sheri, Joey, Sasha, and Abby
- for families near and far
- for Nova Scotia in the midst of tragedy
The mind map is below. Follow the numbers on the map to get the flow of the message. You can still watch the Facebook video. Follow me @doll.creelman OR check out the DMS Pastoral Charge Facebook page.
Easter: Empty chairs, empty tables, empty tomb
He is Risen!
Mark 16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Resurrection of Jesus
16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and.
May we all share in the joy of the resurrection in new and different ways. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen
See my Mind Map below that outlines the message.