Oct 31, 2021
Good morning New Street Family,
Today we learn about the story of Ruth, who is a virtuous woman, devoted to family and faithfully dependent on God. In her witness, it is revealed that God's plan for her included becoming the chosen forebear of the lineage for David, and ultimately Jesus. Just as she, and Naomi trusted in God to provide for them, so should we trust God's plan for us.
Our special music is performed by our own Chancel Choir singing “God's Presence”. The closing song is "Jesus Loves Me".
God who is faithful forever, you are our God. We turn to you in praise, for when our hope rests in you, we find rest. We turn to you with our cares, for when we look to you for help, we find strength. We turn our hearts to you in worship, offering love for you and for our neighbor. We wait in hope. We bring our cares. We offer you our love in the name of Jesus who teaches us to love, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, who inspires us to love. Amen.
“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do this to me and more so if even death separates me from you.’” Ruth 1:16-17(CEB)
Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
New Street United Methodist Church | Shepherdstown Church
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