Reedwood Friends (Quaker) Church

In Preparation for Meeting: July 29, 2012

“I have given you as a covenant”

Beginning at 9:30am, this Sunday’s meeting for worship will center around the words of the prophet in Isaiah chapter forty-two:

5 Thus says God, the Lord,
   who created the heavens and stretched them out,
   who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
   and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
   I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
   a light to the nations,
7   to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
   from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am the Lord, that is my name;
   my glory I give to no other,
   nor my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have come to pass,
   and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
   I tell you of them.
10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
   his praise from the end of the earth!
Let the sea roar and all that fills it,
   the coastlands and their inhabitants.
11 Let the desert and its towns lift up their voice,
   the villages that Kedar inhabits;
let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy,
   let them shout from the tops of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the Lord,
   and declare his praise in the coastlands.

After a period of Open Worship, members Jan Schmeltzer and Carrie Hutchinson will share with the gathering about their respective trips to Africa this spring and summer. Jan recently returned from Kenya with her husband Conrad where they continued to build on their work with local sewing circles to empower and enrich women. Carrie also spent time in Kenya with the FWCC World Gathering of Friends, a worldwide conference of Quakers from around the globe.

We hope you will join us as we worship and affirm the work of our community.