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God Knows It's Hard

Prayer of Confession We seek oneness with you but fail to accept and love our neighbors. We say we care for all. In reality, there are limits to our caring and our willingness to take risks for love.  Forgive us,

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 2, Mark 2:1-22, 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

Open Our Perspectives, Hearts, & Actions

Confession of Sin Responsive Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,  we too often favor one over the other. Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,we too often favor the labor of some over

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Secular World, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Labor Day, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Matthew, Matthew 22, New Testament

Why church? What’s the point?

Why church? What’s the point?We come to connect with one another. Why church? What’s the point?We come to find healing and hope in a world of hurt, hate, and disregard. Why church? What’s the point?We come to confess and repent

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

You Are Clear

You are clear: We must love our neighbor as ourselves.Move us to find ways to manifest your love even to those it is hard to help. You are clear: We must rest from our labors and honor you every week.Instead

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Posted in Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy 15:1-15, Deuteronomy 15:4-11, Leviticus, Leviticus 25, Leviticus 25:8-13, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

Me! Me! Me!

“Me! Me! Me!” James & John wanted Jesus to do for them what they asked. “Me! Me! Me!” Like James & John we often want without knowing the consequences. “Me! Me! Me!” We want to sit on the lefthand side

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10:29-45, Uncategorized
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