July 7th, 2024 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Christ Preaching in the Temple; Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino (‘The Squinter’) (Italian, 1591 – 1666); about 1625–1627; Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash; 26.8 × 42.4 cm (10 9/16 × 16 11/16 in.).

You can join the service on YouTube!
The stream will begin shortly before 10 am, and you’re able to watch or re-watch the live-stream at this YouTube link at any time.

The order of service is available here.
Having it handy will make it easier to join in more fully–includes the words to the hymns, the readings & all of the responses. It also has prayers that you may wish to use as those physically present receive the eucharist.

This is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings we hear:
Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the “between”: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.

Our cover image is “Christ Preaching in the Temple,” (ca. 1625—27), a drawing by il Guercino (1591—1666). The drawing was executed in pen and brown ink, and brush with brown wash. It is in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The photograph of this work of art is in the public domain. https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/object/103QX4