The ultimate expression of love is to feel the joy of another person as if it were your own joy. This is expressed in the great commandment that we are to love others as we love ourselves, such that we rejoice in their happiness and feel pain at their hurt. At the same time there are limits and boundaries to how much we feel another as ourselves. Even as we empathize, we also need to maintain our independence, lest we get sucked in and lose ourselves. The Word gives us guidance on how to both reach out and remain separate in a healthy way.
The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.
- Song Lyrics
About 10 minutes before the service starts (9:20) we will have some songs that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
The readings for the service can be found here.
- Text Sermon
A PDF of the text version of the sermon can be found here.
If you are planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.
You must also read the full explanation of the rules and fill out a very short survey to let us know if you and/or the other members of your household would like to attend in person (if allowed). It’s not the same as the questionnaire.