Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; [James 2:1-17] Mark 7:24-37
Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Sam Stringer
Ushers: Aida Cerney, Bob Cerney
Altar Guild: Eloise Talley, Ann Bolton, Joyce Bridges-Judkins, Barbara Strickland, Carol Wilch
Flower Guild: Tricia Moreschi
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Joyce Bridges-Judkins
Verger: Carolyn Brunson
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt
“We are going to Grandma’s House!”
Growing up, we used to visit my grandparents on weekends like this one. They lived in Alabama (both familes) and we lived in the upstate of South Carolina. Because of the distance, my parents insisted we visit four-five times a year whenever there was an extended break.
The five+ hour trip to Alabama (largely depending upon traffic in Atlanta) was a long time for younger children. This was before the advent of infinite screens and handheld devices. So, my mother was always coming up with car games and songs we could play along the way. One of them, “we are going to grandma’s house,” both helped the time pass and literally was what we were in the midst of doing.
Today’s psalm is similar, in that it is a pilgrimage song, or a song of ascents. While making the journey to Jerusalem, the children of God would sing songs that spoke of God’s faithfulness and favor. Today’s psalm rang out on the theme of trusting God, something that was important when making what could be an unpredictable and perilous trek to Jersualem. What song has been on your heart in these recent or former days?