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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

Demons Among the Stones of the Dead

Prayer of Confession We confess we cling to the demons we know and wander among the stones of the dead. We bind ourselves to the that which is unhealthy for humanity because we cannot imagine the Beloved Community. Open our

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 5, Mark 5:1-20, 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

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
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