Consider… Monday, we will have a “holiday” to celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior. For some it just means a day off from work or school. For others it means that there will be no mail delivered in the mailbox. But for all, it should be much more. As such, you are invited to set aside time this coming weekend, not only to worship, but to study and learn and grow.
First, plan to join in the movie and discussion of “Selma”.
Second, plan to ZOOM for worship
(NOTE THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL ZOOM LINK!!!!!)
[a recording of the Zoom will be available later in the week if you miss it at 10:30am PST].
Meeting ID: 954 2707 9018
Third, spend some time reflecting on this MLK quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Finally, join together in prayer. Pray
God of our weary years and God of our silent tears,
thou who has brought us thus far on the way,
we invite your presence into our midst
as we pay tribute the all who have labored for justice, equality and love.
We pray that in this moment you would strengthen us
to continue to fight for the fulfillment of the dream that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
so eloquently laid out on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Help us to labor so that every valley is exalted,
every hill and mountain made low,
the rough places are plain, and the crooked places made straight
so that the glory of the Lord is revealed,
and all flesh see it together.
Let your love guide us to see one another as fully human with diverse hues, colors, ethnicities and cultures, and respect the content of their character.
Let your spirit strengthen us for the fight of today and tomorrow
until all God’s children can say with full conviction,
“Free at last. Free at last. Thank God All-Mighty, I’m free at last.”
Based on https://www.ucc.org/worship-way/martin-luther-king-weekend-service-january-18-2021-year-b/