In Preparation for Meeting: September 2, 2012

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I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

ImageThis Sunday, we will shift our focus to chapter twenty two of Revelation (see text below). Our elders will each be sharing a brief reflection on who or what God is. Our hymns this week will be “Morning Has Broken” and “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise.”

Provided below are some quotations from the selected text and hymns to help prepare your heart to share in communal worship. Please spend some time contemplating these words and holding them before God.

A sampling of Revelation chapter twenty two:

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

 (read the rest of chapter twenty two HERE)

From the hymn “Morning Has Broken:”

Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird,
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.

From the hymn “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise:”

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small,
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all,
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And whither and perish- but not changeth thee.

Meeting for Worship begins at 9:30am. We look forward to gathering with you.