Worship Online August 2

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to worship at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, NM. Please move through the service at your own pace, clicking on the links as you are ready, repeating segments if you are so moved.

Prelude Fantasy no. 12 in G Minor G.P. Telemann
Melissa Colgin Abeln, flutist

Greeting Rev. Kathryn Boren

Musical Response Oh, I Know the Lord
Andrea Cassutt and Dan White, soloists
St. John’s Virtual Choir Community

Scripture Genesis 32:22–31 Marie Sweezey

Sung introduction and response Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown

In the course of the night, Jacob arose, took the entire caravan, and crossed the ford of the Yabbok River. After Jacob had crossed with all his possessions, he returned to the camp, and he was completely alone.

And there, someone wrestled with Jacob until the first light of dawn. Seeing that Jacob could not be overpowered, the other struck Jacob at the socket of the hip, and the hip was dislocated as they wrestled.

Then Jacob’s contender said, “Let me go, for day is breaking.” Jacob answered, “I will not let you go until you bless me.” “What is your name?”  the other asked. “Jacob,” he answered.  

The other said, “Your name will no longer be called ‘Jacob,’ or ‘Heel-Grabber,’ but ‘Israel’—‘Overcomer of God’—because you have wrestled with both God and mortals, and you have prevailed.”

Then Jacob asked “Now tell me your name, I beg you.” The other said, “Why do you ask me my name?”—and blessed Jacob there. Jacob named the place Peniel—“Face of God”—“because I have seen God face to face, yet my life was spared.” At sunrise, Jacob left Peniel, limping along from the injured hip.

(from the Inclusive Bible)

Sermon Rev. Kathryn Boren

Morning Prayer Rev. Russ Hall

The Lord’s Prayer Leah Tafoya

Offering Moment and Prayer Rev. Kathryn Boren

As you listen to or  join in singing the offertory song, we invite you to give toward the ministries of the church.
Thank you for your generosity and all you do to make sure SJUMC continues to change lives.
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Offering Music Let Us Be Bread  

Blessing Rev. Kathryn Boren

Postlude Sortie by Théodore Dubois

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