Friday, September 04, 2020

Worship Guide and Livestream for September 6, 2020

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Join us online this Sunday, September 6, 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.

Today’s Old Testament lesson describes Ezekiel’s responsibility to proclaim God’s message to the people of Israel regardless of its content. Anyone who is called to be a messenger for God must proclaim the truth regardless of its popularity or the people’s response. In Romans, Paul emphasizes the debt of love God’s people owe one another. By loving one another, Christ followers have fulfilled the law, which Paul says can be summed up in one phrase: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The gospel lesson from Matthew gives guidance for how to live faithfully in the midst of conflict within the community. The people of God are called to authentic listening, candor, and empathy.

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.