Yesterday, we celebrated the long-awaited Confirmation Sunday at Faith, which was originally scheduled for a Sunday way back in May. As our congregation continues to move closer to a target in-person regathering date, Confirmation Sunday gave us the opportunity to experiment with some portions of our regathering plan, holding a small in-person service to record some portions of the service. (Pro-tip: because of a conveniently-timed self-haircut, you'll be able to tell which segments I'm talking about by checking out when my hair is short vs. when my hair is unwieldy and long.)
Anyway, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 4:18-22. It was also a joy to hear the confirmands share their personally-written faith statements, and to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. God is good. A video archive of all of Faith's worship services can be found on the church website, but I'm also embedding Sunday's service here.
(I encourage you to watch the entire service, but my sermon from Sunday begins at the 13:30 mark. Additionally, know that Faith usually livestreams worship services at 9:30a and 11:00a. During the present Coronavirus pandemic, we will still have a weekly worship service on our website each Sunday morning, which will be available every Sunday by 7:00am. We plan to continue creating a full, high-quality order of worship for online worshipers, even after we begin to regather for in-person worship next Sunday, September 20.)
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