Friday, August 21, 2020

Livestream and Worship Guide for August 23, 2020

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Join us online this Sunday, August 23, at 11:00 a.m. for our ecumenical Christian worship service with prayers, scripture reading, organ music, and hymns.

Participate virtually in the service using the worship guide, which you can view and download here.

Following the livestream of this service, you are invited to receive personal prayer online. Register in advance by clicking on this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Individuals will then be invited one-at-a-time to share concerns and receive a brief prayer from a pastor.

In the Old Testament lesson from Isaiah, the prophet calls the people to turn to the Lord as they look for deliverance and salvation. He reminds them that the Lord provides comfort, hope, and the light of justice among the nations. In Matthew’s Gospel, Peter makes the declaration of faith that Jesus is the long-awaited messiah. Jesus affirms his faith by proclaiming that Peter will be the rock on which the church will be founded. The Apostle Paul writes to the church in Rome reminding them of the transforming work of God in and among them. He encourages the community of faith to present their bodies as living sacrifices as their spiritual worship. As we look to proclaim faith in Jesus the Messiah, we too are called to give our bodies to the Lord in acts of worship.

Please note: The Chapel is closed to visitors and all in-person services, concerts, and other events remain canceled until further notice. We continue to pray regularly for Duke, Durham, the nation, and the world, and offer online resources for prayer and livestreams of services. We invite you to engage online with us.