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Easy to Say; Hard to Do

Prayer of Confession We confess it is easy to claim to follow you and much harder to act on it. Forgive us when we forget that Jesus showed us the way and, though it is hard, you make our journey

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, 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

Forgive Us Our Arrogance

Prayer of Confession Divine One: We confess we create you in our image. We yearn for a messiah who will force the world into that which we want. Like Peter we rebuke your way and fail to follow you. Forgive

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, 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
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