You may recall the CP posting HERE last year about the Franciscan Benediction delivered in a passionate way by Rev. David Montgomery (video HERE.) That benediction ties nicely with Pastor Lisa’s sermon in our last CP posting, providing for convenient sharing of a follow-up story.
Pastor David finished his interim pastorate at BG First Presbyterian and has now taken up his next interim in Michigan. During the concluding worship service in Bowling Green, Ohio, those in attendance were blessed to experience the Franciscan benediction twice:
- David sharing it in his inimitable style
- A rendition of the composition, A Franciscan Blessing (Dedicated to Pastor David Montgomery for his service to First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Ohio). The composer Heather McEwen Goldman captures the essence of the Franciscan message beautifully. You can enjoy it HERE with the composer singing all the parts (thanks for blessing us all with this effort, Heather, and allowing its sharing!)
May we live out this Franciscan Blessing, filled with Jesus-like love and good works, fueled by the Spirit…
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, September 4, 2022:
- Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Psalm 1
- Philemon 1:1-21
- Luke 14:25-33
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