Here is the virtual service for 12 July 2020 – the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
The main reading comes from Genesis 25:19-34. Rev. Geoff McKee continues his series of studies from the Book of Genesis.
This week it’s the story of Jacob and Esau.
Esau gives up his inheritance rights as first-born to his brother, Jacob, in return for a bowl of stew.
Did Jacob act on the spur of the moment to gain this advantage or did he – or God – have a plan all along? The story raises questions about freewill as against predestination.
It also provides a stark contrast to Jesus’ example to us as someone who himself had a birthright but chose not to give it up in the face of temptation.
Below, you will find the 4 Lectionary scriptures for this week, prayers, Geoff’s audio sermon and a musical selection from Katherine Robertson, musical director at St James’.[Read more…]