Online worship resources for Sunday 28 March

We are gathering for face-to-face worship at Richmond Uniting on Sunday 28th March at 5pm. Everyone is 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). To accompany this, we are making available a written liturgy that can be utilised for worship at home on your own or with others. The simple, inclusive liturgy can be used in conjunction with the audio or you can listen to the audio and engage with your own prayer practice or a period of silence.

Download the Simple liturgy for use at home

Readings

  • Psalm 118.1-2, 16-19
  • Mark 11.1-11

Do you believe in an interventionist God?

This week, Palm Sunday, as we hear about Jesus entering Jerusalem, Rev Dr Sally Douglas challenges us to take seriously that in Jesus understandings of divine power are undone. The power that Jesus embodies looks like nothing like the empire’s power. Taking this seriously invites us to reconsider how God moves in ‘power’ and how we might pray.

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

  • How do you react to the idea that in Jesus the humble, holy One, violent superhero images of God are undone?
  • Do you tend to pray for God to intervene in life? Or have you rejected the idea of God intervening because you distrust the ‘superhero’ image of God?
  • How might you pray differently if you take seriously that Spirit Holy is at work, but moving as Jesus embodies power, in love, humility and healing in unexpected ways?