Online worship resources for Sunday 21 March

We are gathering for face-to-face worship at Richmond Uniting on Sunday 21st March at 10am. Everyone is very welcome. For those who cannot join us in person, we are offering online resources for worship at home.

For now, the online audio consists of the biblical reading(s) and the reflection (sermon). You may like to spend time in silent prayer before – and after – listening to the audio. Or you may like to utilise the written liturgy provided here. This simple, inclusive liturgy liturgy linked is created to be used in conjunction with the audio. It offers the shape for worship and give spaces for your own prayers and reflections.

Readings

  • Jeremiah 31.31-34
  • John 12.20-33

What is Christianity for?

This Sunday, the fifth Sunday in Lent, Rev Dr Sally Douglas challenges us to take seriously Jesus’ claim in John’s Gospel that all people will be gathered in and included in the divine embrace and she invites us to wrestle with the question ‘what is Christianity for’?

Listen to this week’s service using the embedded player below. You can also copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released: https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss

Wondering Questions

  • What have you been taught the point of Christianity is? Does this sit well with you now?
  • If you trust in the Christian conviction that Jesus is the God one, the Word made flesh, how would you sum up the good news that Jesus embodies?
  • What is most challenging for you about Jesus’ claim in John that Jesus will gather all people in (John 12.32)?