“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Isaiah 58:6-12 New International Version (NIV)
Scripture Isaiah 58:6-12
Sermon The Tension Between Sorrow and Celebration Jessica Reese
This Sunday we welcome Jessica Reese back home to Christ Presbyterian Church! Jessica is the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Reese, and the sister of Lauren, who (like her sister) serves CPC as youth leader. Jessica spent the last year in New Orleans as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) with the Presbyterian Church (USA), doing community ministry in a challenging setting. CPC supported her financially and with prayer during this last year, and today we look forward to hearing about her experience.
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Preschool – 5th grade
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship (children’s program, preschool – 5th)