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Release Us From Repetition

Prayer of Confession TogetherDivine One: Our world is filled with struggles. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we know we would be tempted and do it again. Release us from repeating our mistakes. Though

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 32, Genesis 32:22-32, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Running to the Stranger

Without hesitation, Abraham ran out to the strangers.Let me provide you water to remove the dust from your feet.“Let us provide something to eat. Sarah and the servants busily made Abraham’s promise a reality.They provided abundant hospitality for the three

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Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 18, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Help Us Run to Serve

Prayer of Confession Together Holy One: We confess we wait to be asked to be your love. Our hospitality is sometimes about what we want and not about what others need. Rather than running to serve, we hide to avoid

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Confession & Prayer of Belonging

Reconciling with God & Neighbor Prayer of Confession TogetherCreating One: We confess we don’t always act and live as you dream for us. We pretend we are the only ones who belong. We reject our neighbors who are different or

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 2:4-3:8, Genesis 2:7-9, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Passing of the Peace

We Belong.

You belong here.We are of this earth, created from the soil, life breathed into us by the creator. You belong here.We are connected to one another through the dust from which we were formed and the breath of God that

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Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 2:4-25, narrative lectionary, Old 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

The Fast We Have Chosen

Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house…                                       (Acts 2:2 CEB) A flame

Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:42-44, 47a, Call to Worship, Isaiah, Isaiah 58, Isaiah 58:6, Luke, Luke 10, Luke 10, Luke 10:37, New Testament, Old Testament
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