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Creation Waits

Nothing Shall Separate Us

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A

“We are debtors.” That’s the opening statement for our text this week. We are debtors. We’ll focus more on the text in our preaching notes, but here we will state that the obvious learning from this statement is that we are not alone.

This series centers on relationships, on hope. and on life in the Spirit. Following are some suggestions for music for your worship service. These songs can be sung/led by a soloist online, or with a praise band, or simply played as an instrumental offering. Whichever way you may need to share the music for your congregation, we encourage you to think about the many ways that you can share in the music without singing in a confined room. There are many ways to embody a song without actually singing, and you are encouraged to be creative and, above all, err on the side of safety. For more ideas on how to share in the music without singing visit UMCDiscipleship.org or thehymnsociety.org/covid-19.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Creation Waits

July 19, 2020 – Romans 8:12-25

We are standing as a part of creation, woven together in relationship, realizing that our sinfulness damages not just ourselves, but all creation, and asking God for the forgiveness that will enable us to be partners with creation in the stewardship and preservation of what God has made. Creation waits for us to be who we were created to be. Songs that reflect this theme and center on hope are “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” 384, United Methodist Hymnal; “My Hope is Built,” 368, United Methodist Hymnal; and “Hope of the World,” 178, United Methodist Hymnal.

In This Series...


Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes