“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.  It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.”                            – Anne Lamott

it is time for me to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed

it is time for me to halt my drive for perfection and to accept my blemishes

it is time for me to receive slowly evolving growth the kind that comes in God’s own good time and pays no heed to my panicky pushing

it is time for me to embrace my humanness to love my incompleteness

it is time for me to cherish the unwanted to welcome the unknown to treasure the unfulfilled

if I wait to be perfect before I love myself I will always be unsatisfied and ungrateful

if I wait until all the flaws, chips, and cracks disappear I will be the cup that stands on the shelf and is never used.

– Joyce Rupp

This Sunday, we are invited to see our chipped cup.  Friends, if we really live our life, life marks us both externally and interiorly. Flaws and inadequacies come with the territory of being human.  Do you have a chipped dish or a cup?  Bring it to worship.  This week, we will embrace our own flaws and look at them and see what they can tell us about our relationships with God and with others.  (The Cup of Our LIfe, p. 53-54)

Come and join us in person or via Zoom or FaceBook Live. 

Bulletin Link


Worship Music Links

Many Gifts, One Spirit 
Be Thou My Vision
Fill My Cup, Lord
I Want to Walk as a Child of  the Light

You may give your Tithes & Offerings by mail or click here.

Worship begins at 10:15 AM (Come early for check-in and get your worship supplies. Fellowship follows worship for as long as you would like to stay. We have Nursery and Children’s Godly Play School with enhanced safety and fun for your children. Everyone over age 2, please wear masks (for everyone’s safety and comfort).  We have masks in case you drop or forget yours!

Bulletins will not be handed out in person, and you are welcome to bring your own printed bulletin, use your electronic devices, or follow along on the screen as we project the order of service


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

  To join via Telephone (no computer or smart device) please dial the number below then, when asked, dial the meeting ID & Password provided.

1(669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

To join Sunday Worship via Facebook, log onto your Facebook account and search for the ‘Lake Merritt United Methodist Church’ page or click here.