Reflections & Highlights for Worship: October 25th, 2020

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This Week’s Service Highlight

Our talented musicians have been busy recording new music offerings for our online service. Please tune in Sunday to enjoy new selections from our talented musicians.

Exciting News!

The West District and Cal-Pac Conference have approved our regathering plan! Thank you all for your patience and prayers during this process. Click here to read more about the upcoming services. Please continue to read the weekly Buzz email newsletter for details of how you may attend one of the upcoming limited outdoor worship services. 

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Reflection of the Week

One of our deepest needs as human beings is the need to belong. At our best, Christians welcome all to belong to the Family of God. But at our worst, Christians have also used religion to determine who is in and who is out.

The Greatest Commandment, shared by Jesus in this Sunday’s scripture, calls us back to the brightest light of scripture: Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself. All other scriptures, rules, and practices should be seen in the light of this commandment. Authentic religion must be loving, and never a means of rejection.

In the midst of confusing times and social tensions, may the Family of Christ return to this Law of Love, so it may shed light on all we say and do. 

See you Sunday!

Peace and Health,
Pastor James

Scripture Passages of the Week

Matthew 22:34-40

The Greatest Commandment

34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ 37He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” 38This is the greatest and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’