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Consume Us

Hear Me, God!Listen to Me! Respond to my challenge and my suffering! We gather with ears, with eyes, and with hearts to listen, to perceive, and to experience Divine wisdom. May she fill us and consume us. Amen.

Posted in Call to Worship, Job, Job 38:1-11, Old Testament

Sprouting Hope

In his despair, Job envies a tree.For when a tree is cut down, new sprouts mean resurrection and hope. Job yearns to be hidden away in a place where devastation cannot touch him.Hidden from harshness, Job anticipates vindication.  Before God

Posted in Call to Worship, Job, Job 14, Job 14:7-15, Job 19, Job 19:23-27, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Despair, Weariness, Anger…and Trust.

Job was a faithful man. A man of integrity, he was loyal to the God of love, justice, and mercy. His life was blessed. Job’s faithfulness was blessed with a life without strife and challenge.Or so he thought. It all

Posted in Call to Worship, Job, Job 3:1-10, Job 3:1-10, Job 4:1-9, Job 7:11-22, lamentation, Old Testament

Living in VUCA Times (An Invocation)

We live in volatile times.It seems as if things are changing rapidly and often for the worse. We feel hope only to have it dashed by another action or event. We live in uncertain times.We aren’t sure of the right

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation

Ours is a faith

Ours is a faith focused on love.The one we call God isthe very definition of love. Ours is a faith of spiritual growth.The one we call God isan ever-creating, ever-evolving breath of love.  Ours is a faith of action. The one

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 13, Call to Worship, New Testament

Severed But Not

The world is not as we want it to be. Our relationships are severed:by virus and diseaseby political discordby phobias and isms and hatred.by our fears and insecurities. And still, we choose to worship.Come. Be one together through technology and

Posted in Call to Worship

Lead Us and Give Us Patience

Come, Holy Spirit. Empower us. Show us the way. Lead us out of this time of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. Be with us as we worship. Move us to patience. Move us forward in our sense of call as followers

Posted in Acts, Acts 1, Acts 1:1-14, Invocation, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Waiting to Be Empowered

After the drama, we wait.We wait in a time of uncertainty. Is this the time when the vaccination for the coronavirus will come?Wait, the scientists are working.  When is the time when we can get back to normal?Wait, it will

Posted in Acts, Acts 1, Acts 1:1-14, Call to Worship, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Christ is Risen!

It feels like a pre-celebration. Christ is Risen! It doesn’t feel right when we are apart. Christ is Risen! It feels like a meaningless ritual. Christ is Risen! It feels too soon. Our worries are great and we’re still sheltering in place.Christ is

Posted in Call to Worship, Easter, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:1-10, Mark 16:12-15, New Testament

Hope. Injustice. Compassion. The Promise Remains.

L: Their hope rose to a crescendo on that day.1: The people waved branches and cheered as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt.2: May we always place our hope in the One who is worthy of our trust. L:

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 11, Mark 11:1-11, Mark 11:1-21, Mark 14, Mark 14:3-9, narrative lectionary, New Testament
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