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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

Installation of Leaders in the Church

Installation of Leaders of the Church Pastor: In the night, Samuel heard a voice.  Now the boy Samuel was serving the Lord under Eli. The Lord’s word was rare at that time, and visions weren’t widely known. 2 One day Eli,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Installation of Deacons, Installation of Leaders, Installation of Officers, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 12, Romans 12:4-6

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

Gabriel’s Assurance

Prayer of Confession We confess we focus on the noise and fail to hear you. We are visited by angels and still don’t get it. Forgive us. As we pause in the silence may we once again hear Gabriel’s words

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament
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