SUNDAY, July 21, 2019
6th Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 am Service of Worship
Worried and Distracted – Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom, preaching
Special Music: Emma Gamble and Brenden Mabus
SUMMER PREACHING THEME:
Bear One Another’s Burdens
During the month of July, our summer preaching theme will be Bear One Another’s Burdens. This theme is drawn directly from Galatians 6, where Paul exhorts the Galatian church to “carry each other’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” In our world of competitive, cutthroat hostility, where we tell each other it’s a “dog eat dog world,” and where “winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” it is a counter-cultural practice to bear each other’s burdens. According to this practice of neighborliness, we have not been put on earth to try and win. We have been put on earth to love each other as we walk towards the kingdom of God.
“Bearing each other’s burdens” calls forth gentleness, humility, and tenderness from us, mindful that we are ourselves broken and in need of help. We look forward to reflecting together on this summons to the church.
About Worship Services at Lewinsville
Services are held each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the exception of the summer months when services are combined into one service at 10:00 a.m. Monthly Contemplative Worship (Taizé worship) is held in the chapel, the first Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. READ MORE about Taizé worship.
The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at morning worship services on the first Sunday of each month. Holy Communion is also celebrated on special days throughout the year. All Christian believers and their baptized children are welcome at the Lord’s table.
The sacrament of Baptism is administered during morning worship (usually on the third Sunday) by arrangement with the pastors and the Session.
At Lewinsville, we have intentionally scheduled the Church School hour and Worship Services at different times to allow children to participate in and experience worship. READ MORE about Children in Worship. Lewinsville also provides nursery care for infants and small children during the worship service and the Christian Education hour. READ MORE about nursery care.
Special worship services of music are planned during Advent and Lent with added musical instrumentation. Two cantatas are presented each year by the our Children’s and Youth Choirs.
Special Evening Worship
- Ash Wednesday Service- Noon and 7:30 p.m.
- Longest Night Service on December 21st – 7:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Family Service – 4:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Festival Communion Services – 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Holy Week Services – all services begin at 7:30 p.m.
- Maundy Thursday Communion
- Good Friday Tenebrae (plus a noon service)
- Saturday Great Vigil of Easter
- 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion Celebration with Choir & Brass
- 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion Celebration with Choir & Brass
About Taizé Contemplative Worship
Taizé is a place hidden away in the hills of Burgundy, France. It is an ecumenical community of brothers whose worship is at the heart of their life. Worship at the Taizé community happens thrice daily and is called Taizé prayer. Taizé prayer has two essential elements: song and silence.
The Taizé songs are a form of sung prayer. The songs are short chants (usually words from scripture) that are repeated over and over giving them a meditative quality. The silence during Taizé prayer a time of listening, a time to have one’s soul open for God.