THIS WEEKEND IN WORSHIP – June 27 @ 5pm or June 28 @ 9:30am and/or June 28 @ 11am
I bet all of us have a growing list of new skills/ideas/information that we’ve learned because of the pandemic. One of those, for our music ministry has been, how to do Virtual choir. I’m grateful to Janna Peterson for forging ahead with new ideas to continue to bring beautiful and meaningful music to our worship services. Here’s a note from Janna as to what we can expect this weekend:
“No doubt you’ve seen a video or two of choirs singing virtually these days. Our Chancel Choir has prepared a very familiar hymn as their first venture into virtual music making! ‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ will serve as the Prelude in this weekend’s 5pm & 9:30am virtual services! We continue to learn new ways of worshiping and music making; thank you, choir for diving into this new adventure.”
Our focus in the 5:00 & 9:30 services will be on the age-old question, Are we called to be charitable or prophetic? But as often is the case, I believe we’re asking the wrong question. It’s not whether we choose to do one or the other, but rather how is God calling us . . . together . . . to do both?
Our focus in the 11:00 service will be “Growing in faith . . . by spending time with God”. I’m grateful to Tiffany Ogdon Smith for her immense creativity in designing our 11:00 worship service.
When you give on Peace with Justice Sunday, your gift makes possible our critical kingdom work in the world. Because you give:
- Methodists spearhead a peace ministry uniting Arizona border communities
- United Methodists in Liberia are being equipped to implement the denomination’s Social Principles to address social-justice issue
- Pennsylvania students are educating their community about sex-trafficking at home and abroad
“Peacemakers employ all their strength, all the talents which God has given them, as well to preserve peace where it is, as to restore it where it is not.”
John Wesley, Sermon XXIII, Sermon on the Mount
These initiatives, and hundreds of other ones, are possible because you give. You can send your donation to the church office, simply put Peace w/Justice in the memo line, or give on-line.
Wherever you are, I look forward to worshipping with you this weekend.
Praise the Lord! The African American Ministerial Alliance of Bloomington Normal is hosting a Prayer Vigil on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM. There will be a question and answer period following the vigil. All are welcome. Please feel free to forward to all.
Reverend Dr. Brigitte A. Black
Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church
803 W. Olive Street
Bloomington, IL 61701