One way to make your participation in worship more fulfilling and meaningful is to prayerfully prepare ahead of time. Pray with the readings and the hymns and look forward to praying with the community on Sunday.
This week’s reading:
- Mark 7: 24-37 (Jesus cures the daughter of a Gentile woman)
This week’s hymns (United Methodist Hymnal):
- God of the Ages #698 (Music | Recording)
- Be Thou My Vision #451 (Music | Recording)
- This is My Song #437 (Music | Recording)
Preparing for this week: This Sunday, we celebrate Holy Communion, a practice that unites us with the hundreds of generations of Christians who came before us. Christians have different ways of understanding this common meal, but our practice of it represents our unity in Christ.
Before one of your meals this week, pause and give thanks for the blessings of nourishment, loved ones, and tradition.