Hope Central Church

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This weekend Dr. Yara González-Justiniano will be preaching on Zoom One. For the safety of our congregation and community, we will not be meeting in the Church Yard.

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September 19th, 2021 - Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

Our 10:30AM Sunday Worship Service will be on Zoom One this week. Email the Church Office at office@hopecentralchurch.org to join our Zoom email list. Find out more about accessing our weekly services and listen to past sermons on our Worship Page.

Hymn - The Storm is Passing Over

Courage, my soul, and let us journey on,

Tho’ the night is dark it won’t be very long.

Thanks be to God, the morning light appears,

And the storm is passing over, Hallelujah!


Refrain:

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

The storm is passing over,

Hallelujah!


Scripture - 1 Kings 18-19

At the hour for the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet drew near and said, “O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are the God of Israel, and that I am your servant, and I have done all of these things by your command. Answer me, O Lord, answer me so that this people might know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”


The fire of the Lord fell down and consumed the burnt offering as well as the wood, the stones, the soil, and even the water that it licked up from the trench. 39 When all of the people saw this, they fell down upon their faces and said, “The Lord is God; the Lord is God!”


Now Ahab told Jezebel about everything that Elijah had done, and all about how he had killed all of the prophets by the sword. Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, “May the gods do this to me and more if by this time tomorrow I have not made your life like their lives.”


He rose up and fled for his life, going to Beer-sheba in Judah, and he left his servant there. He went a day’s journey off into the desert. He came to a broom tree and sat down under it, and he asked to die. He said, “It is enough, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”


Liturgist: The word of truth.

All: Thanks be to God.

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Reparations Work at Hope Central


Dear Beloved,


Hope Central has been thinking about reparations for a few years. We have found the practice of reparations in our scripture - the practice of Jubilee (Leviticus 25), the caring and releasing those in bondage (Luke 4:18-18), and in our vows to care for one another (Isaiah 61:1-2, Psalm 147:3 and I Corinthians 12).

To read more about what we are currently implementing and imagining for the future, click here.

Love,

Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett, Senior Pastor

All are welcome.

Hope Central Church is a dynamic, spirited, progressive, inclusive Christian faith community seeking justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8).