SUNDAY WORSHIP 11AM

Sunday, October 20th

First Reading: Genesis 32:22-31

22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ 27 So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ 28 Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans,* and have prevailed.’ 29 Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes | to the hills;
    from where is my | help to come?

2 My help comes | from the LORD,
    the maker of heav- | en and earth.
3 The LORD will not let your | foot be moved
    nor will the one who watches over you | fall asleep.
Behold, the keep- | er of Israel
    will neither slum- | ber nor sleep;

the LORD watches | over you;
    the LORD is your shade at | your right hand;
the sun will not strike | you by day,
    nor the | moon by night.
The LORD will preserve you | from all evil
    and will | keep your life.
The LORD will watch over your going out and your | coming in,
    from this time forth for- | evermore.


Gospel: Luke 18:1-8

1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ 4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? 8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”


Every Sunday morning at 11, we come together to listen to readings from the bible, discuss their meaning in the context of our lives and world, sing psalms and hymns together, and reenact the Last Supper. Afterwards we enjoy coffee, snacks, and conversation about: 1) anything; 2) everything.

We gather in a beautiful worship space where the altar is set in the midst of the gathering and the pastor preaches from the floor to allow engagement with the people. We combine the basics of traditional Lutheran worship with creative new practices that bring people closer to the action.

The sermon time is two-way; those gathered are invited to share their own reflections. 

The communion table, where bread and wine become body and blood, is open to all who trust the grace and promises of God

We have a space for children and families and involve those of all ages in making worship happen. 

Worship at the Park Church Co-op welcomes community members to explore faith through ritual, prayer, music and reflection. We are an inclusive church, where all are welcome, regardless of faith background, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality or culture or political persuasion.

Come see our pumpkins, orange lights and fauxliage!


COMPLINE (CHORAL NIGHT PRAYER)

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FIRST THURSDAY of each month, 8:30PM [Check calendar]

Every first Thursday of the month, a talented group of vocalists sing ancient prayers to create a rich ambiance for your prayer and meditation. The church is dark, except for the light of candles flickering at the front. The mood is peaceful while keeping a sense of Divine mystery. It is a wonderful way for you to decompress at the end of the day. This event is open for all.


CIRCLE SINGING

EVERY OTHER SUNDAY 6PM TO 8PM [CHECK THE CALENDAR]

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Debbie Attias hosts circlesinging at Park Church. Join our joyful community of spontaneous song!

Whether you're an experienced vocal improviser or a secret shower singer, please add your voice to the circle in the breathtaking sanctuary of the Park Church Co-op in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


Please help us make this space inclusive to singers of all experience levels. Be responsible for your own individual learning.

$10 - $15 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


OPEN SANCTUARY

Please confer with our calendar for open sanctuary times.

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Besides Sunday mornings, the church is often open during the week for you to come in. When you see the big red doors flung wide, don’t be afraid to come up and take a peek!

The library at the back is open for reading and quiet time and the sanctuary space is open for prayer and meditation.

You can check the calendar for library times to know when the church is open.