In Sunday's lesson from Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable to challenge those religious leaders who believe they have all the answers within themselves, and the law, that they have used as a weapon for centuries. Jesus tells them, again, that they’re all wrong. And he gives them these memorable words:

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

  • Prelude: Various (Vierne; Cooper; Howells)
  • Readings: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
  • Sermon: “Worry, the Age-Old Curse”  (Rev. Mark Aitchison)
  • Solo: He Shall Feed His Flock, from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Postlude: Finale Jubilante (Willan)