Hello, dear friends! While I am on vacation, Sunday worship will be a little different on the blog. I have asked our musician, Eric Medhurst, to pre-record a prelude piece and a single hymn, and I have pre-recorded conversational Zoom sermons with some dear friends of mine. I hope this will continue to be a resource for spiritual growth for you!

Let’s begin with Eric’s prelude “It Is Well With My Soul,” arranged by Joel Raney:

And a prayer to do responsively, with the people you worship with each week, or even to simply say yourself:

— from Jeanie Rose’s Pray the Scriptures website. Found on the re:worship blog.

Our Scripture reading this week is Isaiah 43:1-2:

Today, I welcome my friend and classmate, the Rev. Alton J. Ruff to the blog. Alton is the minister at Knox, Midland and has been a good friend of mine for many years:

Our hymn, in response to the sermon this morning is #407 Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven:

Until tomorrow, dear friends, please remember that God is with you, that you are safe in the palm of His hand, God has called you by name or summoned you by name, YOU ARE HIS!