Are you ever curious about the scripture texts that become the foundation for the sermons that Pastor Linda preaches? Every Sunday morning, at 9:00 a.m. a few Central folk gather together to study the Bible together, specifically focusing on the text from which Pastor Linda will be preaching that day. Everyone is welcome to join us. We are adding another opportunity to reflect on those texts, each week, online. Three or four different Central members will contribute a short reflection on an upcoming sermon text. You are invited to read the text and their reflections and then add your own voice to the conversation, if you wish. The conversation will assist Pastor Linda in her sermon preparation and may help all of us to hear the Spirit speaking more clearly though the text and the preacher’s sermon. You may comment on the scripture reading or reply to an existing comment.

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 29, 2018: Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

 1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
  ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
  worship the Lord in holy splendor.

 3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
  the God of glory thunders,
  the Lord, over mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
  the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
  the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
  and Sirion like a young wild ox.

 7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
  the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

 9 The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,
  and strips the forest bare;
  and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
  the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
  May the Lord bless his people with peace!