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August 30

Worship 10:30 am in Zoom

We are using Zoom video meetings for worship until we can safely gather together.

Visitors and guests are welcome! Please email the pastor, revmboles@gmail.com for the connection info to join us online.  You can join with the Zoom application, with your web browser, or by telephone.

We include our worship media and children's story below for any who cannot join or wish to revisit our worship.  You can also support your church and local missions.

 
 
 

The 23rd Psalm

When King David was a boy, he was a shepherd. He knew how to take care of sheep. He protected his father’s flock from danger, and made sure the sheep had what they needed to live and be healthy. David knew a shepherd keeps his eyes on his sheep all the time. Maybe that’s why he chose to refer to God as a shepherd and his people as sheep when he wrote his most famous poem: Psalm 23. 

     In this poem, King David says that God is his shepherd, and because of that, he has everything he needs – now and in the future. Like sheep, we get hungry, thirsty and tired. Sometimes we’re afraid. Sometimes we’re confused. Imagine you’re a sheep and Jesus is your shepherd as you read or listen to David’s psalm.

God, my shepherd!
    I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
    you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
    you let me catch my breath
    and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through
    Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
    when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
    makes me feel secure.

You serve me a six-course dinner
    right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
    my cup brims with blessing.

Your beauty and love chase after me
    every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
    for the rest of my life.


I wonder what a shepherd’s crook is used for?


I wonder why sheep wander away from the shepherd who cares for them?

    

I wonder what we can to do to stay close to our Shepherd?


Psalm 23, from The Message.

 

Sharing Our Gifts

Our mission team invite you to make an extra offering supporting local organizations  Ecumenical Hunger Program, the Mountain View Day Worker Center, and the homeless outreach and services organization Life Moves.  All are serving increased need during the COVID-19 crisis.

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