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Obvious & Subtle

Prayer of Confession You appear to us in this way and that way. Sometimes you show up in our neighbors’ face and sometimes you’re as dramatic as a burning bush. Still we don’t see you. We are too focused elsewhere

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Exodus, Exodus 3, Exodus 3:1-15, Exodus 3:1-5, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Through Tough and Easy Times

Gather together. Commit to living together through the tough and easy times. We commit to abiding together as one people in Christ.  Stay put. Stay put with one another and with the divine one. We choose to abide together with the true

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 15, John 15:1-8, New Testament

Abide, Dwell, Stay Joined

We gather, seeking inspiration, insight, and hope.And Jesus tells us, Abide. Dwell. Stay joined. We gather, people of the world claiming Christ.And Jesus tells us, Abide. Dwell. Stay joined. We gather, people seeking to change the world for the better:

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 15, John 15:1-8

Release Us From Repetition

Prayer of Confession TogetherDivine One: Our world is filled with struggles. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we know we would be tempted and do it again. Release us from repeating our mistakes. Though

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 32, Genesis 32:22-32, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Running to the Stranger

Without hesitation, Abraham ran out to the strangers.Let me provide you water to remove the dust from your feet.“Let us provide something to eat. Sarah and the servants busily made Abraham’s promise a reality.They provided abundant hospitality for the three

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Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 18, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Help Us Run to Serve

Prayer of Confession Together Holy One: We confess we wait to be asked to be your love. Our hospitality is sometimes about what we want and not about what others need. Rather than running to serve, we hide to avoid

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Confession & Prayer of Belonging

Reconciling with God & Neighbor Prayer of Confession TogetherCreating One: We confess we don’t always act and live as you dream for us. We pretend we are the only ones who belong. We reject our neighbors who are different or

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 2:4-3:8, Genesis 2:7-9, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Passing of the Peace
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