Our worship series on the Lord’s Prayer continues this week with the petition: Give us this day our daily bread. I am a bread lover . . . a lover of all bread products really: cake, pasta, muffins. To me, a bakery smells like safety, like for the moment you are inhaling those amazing aromas, you can count on the promise that you will be warm, and loved, and cared for. And so, I absolutely can get into the prayer for my daily bread. Except I’d really like more than today’s bread. How about this week’s bread (which may or may not last the week)? In our scripture for Sunday, we get a glimpse of what it looks like for God to provide daily bread, as the Israelites in the wilderness count on manna (dew-like bread products that scatter the ground each day) to sustain them . . . one day at a time.
Join us as we explore what it looks like to ask God for what we need (opposed to all we might want). What does it say about our relationship to God that we turn to God for our needs?
Sunday is also the day of the Pride Parade, a DHPC tradition for sharing God’s all-inclusive love with those who may have been taught they’re outsiders. Participants in the parade will join in worship to be prayed over and sent out with love and communion bread to share on the streets of downtown Atlanta.
The chancel choir will also offer a really beautiful rendition of one of DHPC’s greatest hits, “For Everyone Born.”
Scripture: Exodus 16:1-3, 11-21
Sermon: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”
As we continue our Lord’s Prayer series, how may our community pray for you? If you would like to be on our prayer list or to add the name of a friend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to praying, singing and worshipping with you on Sunday.