First, my son is fine. No virus! Praise God. He goes back to work tomorrow, apparently facilitating distance learning makes him essential.
I was planning to preach Sunday (if you want God to laugh, share your plans...), however Pastor Marc filled in admirably. So here is some bonus worship for you, with a time for Young Disciples and some singing thrown in. The sermon begins at about 10 minutes if you prefer to start there.
May God inspire you in a meaningful way today -- Pastor Mike
Should you want to sing along, the songs are "We Are One in the Spirit" and "Here I Am Lord" (and let me apologize up front for the rough start on the second one). Here are the words:
We Are One in the Spirit (Copyright 1966 by Peter Scholtes)
1. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord And we pray that our unity will one day be restored
Chorus: And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Yeah they'll know we are Christians by our love
2. We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand
And together will spread the news that God is in out land...
3. We will work with each other, we will work side by side
And we'll guard each man's dignity and save each man's pride...
4. All praise to the Father, from whom all things come
And all praise to Christ Jesus, his only Son
All all praise to the Spirit who makes us one
Here I Am, Lord (Copyright 1981 Dan Schutte)
1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save:
I who made the stars and night, I will make the darkness bright Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
Chorus: Here I am Lord Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go Lord If you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart
2. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them, They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone, Fill their hearts with love alone I will speak my word to them, Whom shall I send?
3. I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame I will set a feast for them, My hand will save:
Finest bread I will provide, Till their hearts be satisfied I will give my life to them, Whom shall I send?
(Lyrics posted for congregational singing CCLI#563041)