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We Hear Your Words

We hear your words.And twist them around. We hear your words.And sometimes use them to justify deviousness, to manipulate, to promote our own self-interest, and to harm others. We hear your words.Help us to hear and understand your words. Remind

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:1-17, narrative lectionary, New Testament

That We Hear AND Listen

Jesus tells the disciples for a third time what is to come:The Human One will be handed over…They will ridicule him, spit on him, torture him, and kill him. After three days, he will rise up.” (Mark 10:33–34 CEB) And

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Lent, Lent 2, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 35-45, Mark 10:29-45, Mark 10:32-52, narrative lectionary, New Testament

It is not an easy path.

The call is made to each of us.It requires much. The call requires that we follow the ten commandments.It requires more. God asks for our whole selves. Christ asks that follow his teachings and example whit all we have and

Posted in Call to Worship, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Ash Wednesday: We are Breathing

Call to Worship Come into this sacred space and breathe.Formed from dust, we are here. We are breathing. Moment of silence. Let go of the world that tells you to compete endlessly.Formed from dust, we are here. We are breathing. Moment of

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Invocation, Mark, Mark 9, Mark 9:30-37, New Testament

The Messiah We Have

Jesus asks Peter,Who do you say that I am? Peter responds,You are the messiah, the one who will fix the world. And Jesus replies,Not quite… “Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering,

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 8, Mark 8:27-9:8, New Testament

A place of respite.

Come into this space of respite. The stress, evils, and hardships of the world have manifested in our bodies and souls.Beleaguered by the world, we are weary. Come into sanctuary with the great mystery. Be present with dust and breath,

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 7, Mark 7:1-23, New Testament

Be Vulnerable, Be Authentic

You heal. And want us to do the same.  You love. And expect us to love.  You give us authority.And send us out.  You tell us, “Be vulnerable, be authentic.”And remind us it is risky. You tell us, “Go. Do the work.”And accept

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:1-13, New Testament

Demons – A Call to Worship

We gather in this place, on this sacred ground weekly.We come to be with friends.We come for inspiration and hope.We come to be among those   who love like Jesus. The demons surround us. We yield to them. We adapt to

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 5, Mark 5:1-20, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Among the Tax Collectors

He sat in their midst.He ate with them. He ate with those who were despised.He saw their humanity. He got to know them.He included them. He loved them. Let us worship.We come to worship the God of the one who

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 2, Mark 2:1-22, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Christmas Eve – Exile to Hope

Under siege, Jerusalem wailed in despair.The walls fell. The Temple crumbled. In the darkest of hours, we long for hope. Exiled to Babylon, the people adapted and faith was tenuous. In the darkest of hours,we long for hope. In time, the people returned

Posted in Call to Worship, Christmas Eve, Ezra, Isaiah, Jeremiah, narrative lectionary
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