The Sixth Sunday of Easter, At-Home Service for May 9th

This sermon is about fellowship. That’s an old word, and its meaning is not as clear as it used to be. However, we know some similar words used more frequently in other areas of life. They describe this deep sense of sharing. For example, one might talk about couples that have great chemistry. Or, in the business world, one may speak of companies that have great synergy. In sports, some athletes and teams have spirit. While there are reliable ways to encounter what these words describe, it is also rare enough that when it is present it can seem almost magical.

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Pastor Rike’s Sermon

That was the case in today’s reading from the Book of Acts. We heard that the circumcised believers with Peter were “astounded” by the people and place where this remarkable sharing became visible. It led to more than just astonishment. At the end of the passage read today from Acts, we heard that Peter and the Jews who were with him stayed several days at Caesarea in the house of a Roman Army officer, name Cornelius. Although not part of today’s reading, when Peter first entered Cornelius’ house he explained what was so remarkable. Peter said, “…it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or to visit a Gentile, but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean.”

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Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor Rike, with music performed by Randy Broker.

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter Service for May 9th includes:
Hymn - Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing, performed by Randy Broker
First Reading- Acts 10:44-48
Gospel- John 15:9-17
Sermon by Pastor Rike
Hymn - Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, performed by Randy Broker