Sunday, 22 October – 21st after Pentecost

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The stream begins at about 9:45 am, and the service begins at 10 am. You will also be able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at any later time. We had an issue with our streaming connection this morning; the service was recorded, and will be available as of 2:30pm on Sunday, October 22nd. We apologise for any inconvenience.)

Moses looks as God passes by.

The order of service is available here. You might like to have it handy while joining the stream, as it includes the readings, all of the responses, and the words to the hymns–it makes it easier to join more fully into participating via the live-stream. It also includes particular prayers you might like to use while those physically present are receiving the Eucharist.

Today is the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings:
Moses successfully interceded with God to accompany Israel to the promised land after their sin with the golden calf. In response to a request to display the divine glory, God recites a sentence that appears frequently in the Hebrew Scriptures: “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious.” Moses is allowed to see God’s back. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.s

Our cover image is “The Hand of God is My Refuge” by Frank Wesley.
from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville,
TN. [retrieved October 17,
Original source: Estate of Frank Wesley,