Masks are not required, although some people continue to wear them to services–you’re welcome at the Nativity, whatever decision you make for yourself!
You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-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 this link at any later time.
The order of service is available here. It includes the readings, responses, and the words to the hymns–helping you to join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.
Today is the second Sunday after Pentecost. Here’s what Sundays and Seasons writes about this Sunday and the readings we’ll hear:
Though Jesus was a devout Jew who practiced his faith, he was criticized for eating with tax collectors and sinners—the religiously nonobservant. Jesus criticizes the self-righteous and reminds us that mercy is to be at the heart of our religious practices. God continues to be made known in those on the margins of society, like Matthew the tax collector and the hemorrhaging woman. As we gather each Lord’s day we receive the healing that makes us well and sends us forth to be signs of God’s mercy for the world.
The image used in this post is a detail from a painting by Frank Wesley, “Woman with the Flow of Blood.” The artist has granted permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution.
Frank, 1923-2002. Woman with the Flow of Blood (detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=59649 [retrieved June 9, 2023]. Original source: Estate of Frank Wesley, http://www.frankwesleyart.com/main_page.htm.