Pr. Jessica's Weekly Message - 8/5/20
I will listen to what the Lord God is saying;
for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.
Dear Children of God,
How are you at listening to what the Lord is saying? Amid the clamor of work, Zoom meetings, raising children, errands and chores, the cacophony that is the daily news cycle, social media and city living, it’s really hard to find time, space and wherewithal to listen deeply to God, let alone to each other. As for me, I think about doing it more than I actually do it. I make excuses for why I am unable to set aside time for prayer, and exercise, and lots of other things. I appreciate that each day is a new birth, and that it is never too late to make space for God, but I know that my neglect is hurtful to me. When we neglect our human relationships, they will fade away or wither from resentment, but God never fades away, never abandons us, never stops seeking us out, never runs out of patience and forgiveness. I am so grateful for this, and pray that God will so work in us that we can listen, and do listen to the sweet peace God desires to speak into our hearts.
Evening Prayer will be led by Chris Greene tonight at 7:00: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsLutheranChurchJerseyCity
I am on vacation until August 16th. For this Sunday, the 9thof August, I offer this list of congregations for worship:
· Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Rev. Dr. Stanley Hearst II. They livestream at 10am: https://www.facebook.com/MtPisgahJerseyCity
· New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, The Rev. Dr. Alonzo Perry Sr. They livestream at 11am: https://www.facebook.com/NewHopejc
· Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Weehawken, Pastor Jay Unzaga. Livestream at 10am in English, 11am in Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/goodshepherdchurchnj/
· The Church of St. Paul and Incarnation, Episcopal, Father Tom Murphy. Livestream at 10am:https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJC
* Old Bergen Church, Pastor Jon Brown. Livestream at 11am: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old%20Bergen%20Church/106195086079211/
· St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Mona Fitch Elliott. Livestream at 10am:https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Lutheran-Church-109753219108368
· Grace Church Van Vorst, Episcopal, Rev. Laurie Wurm. Zoom worship at 11am: Go to http://zoom.us/j/5634156706
Meeting ID: 563-415-6706
· The National Cathedral, Washington, D.C (11:15am): https://cathedral.org
God be with you as you work, rest, worship and serve.