Forsaking Power and Privilege

Join the WTUC Community Worship this Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am, as our lay-preacher, Mio Foster shares a reflection on racism and social justice from a Biblical perspective. The theme, “Forsaking Power and Privilege,” will deal with giving up our own power and privilege, just as Jesus did, in order to be at peace and have true reconciliation with our less privileged neighbors.

530 AD – Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, Roma. Il mosaico dell’abside, risalente al 530.

We will worship together via our weekly Zoom link. You are welcome to stay for a while after the service to talk and pray together with other community church members. Click on the link below to join us a 10 am, Japan time.

Scripture Readings:

Old Testament – Amos 5: 21 – 24

21 The Lord says, “I hate your religious festivals; I cannot stand them! 22 When you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; I will not accept the animals you have fattened to bring me as offerings. 23 Stop your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps. 24 Instead, let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry. (GNT)

New Testament – Philippians 2: 4 – 11

not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father. (NIV)

Hymns:

What Wondrous Love Is This

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

The Church’s One Foundation

Prayers:

Please contact us if you have any prayer concerns or would like to be added to the prayer chain. Use the “Contacts” link on the WTUC website. Blessings on your week.

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