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Healing Hands: Draw Crowds

Today’s service focuses on the crowds that flocked to Jesus wherever he went. They sought healing from him, just by being in his presence or touching the hem of his robe. This movement of crowds following Jesus from place to place inspired this week’s ritual action. We suggest a “movement song” (a congregational song that both encourages us and enables us to move as we sing) that can be sung as a response in the midst of ritual, or even as a song that is sung in the midst of the sending as people go into the world.

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    References:

  • Samuel 7:1-14a
  • Psalm 89:20-37
  • Ephesians 2:11-22
  • Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Healing Hands: Feed the World

This is the last week in this series. The feeding of the five thousand as read from John drives home the fact that Jesus truly feeds the world, physically and spiritually. This week, we invite you to consider celebrating the end of the series with a community meal. Organize it in the way that your community does best, perhaps catered by the church or potluck style. Advertise it throughout the four weeks leading up to this last one, and be sure to invite your community — whatever that means to you!

View the July 2018 Healing Hands Series Overview »

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 11:1-15
  • Psalm 14
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • John 6:1-21