Friday, August 28, 2020

Livestream and Worship Guide for August 30

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Join us online this Sunday, August 30, 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.

Jesus’s journey led him to the cross. When Peter, whom earlier Jesus called the rock of the church, tries to dissuade Jesus from this path, Jesus rebukes him as the tempter. Further, Jesus tells his disciples that following him requires taking up their crosses and denying themselves as well. Attempting to save their own lives is futile. Better is to find true life by losing their lives for Jesus’s sake. The Apostle Paul describes to the Roman Christians what a life following Christ and carrying his cross looks like. He provides concrete wisdom on how to enact one’s faith in community, emphasizing love and sharing one another’s burdens. Jesus’s calling to follow him and Paul’s guidance for the journey extend through the generations to us today; we are those called to bear Christ’s cross in community.

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.