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Keep Our Hearts Steady; Our Minds Upon You

O God, we gather together mindful of your always presence The trees, the breeze, the sunshine, and even the passing cars remind us that all people are created in your image. We are here to re-member, to re-connect with you

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers, Psalm 119, Psalms

Confession & Assurance: Psalm 51

Prayer of Confession Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! Wipe away my wrongdoingsaccording to your great compassion! Wash me completely clean of my guilt;purify me from my sin! Because I know my wrongdoings,my sin is always

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Old Testament, Psalm 51, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm 51:6-7, Psalms

Goodbye Scorpions; Hello Wholeness

*Call to Worship Jealously clinging to our narrative, we release scorpions, andlet our God-ordained wholeness slip from our grasp.God forgive us. Inspire us to be One. Forgetting that power is about compassionate caretaking, we mark our territory. Instead, make us “like

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Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 12, 1 Kings 12:1-17, Call to Worship, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, psalm 72, Psalms, unity

I was glad

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Our feet are standing     within your gates, O Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:2-3 CEB) This is the place in which God’s people gather to worship.

Posted in Call to Worship, Old Testament, Psalm 122, Psalms, Uncategorized

An Angry Savior

From your lives of challenge, of hard work, of weariness, and loneliness, come and worship. In tough times and times of joy, it “is zeal for your house that has consumed me…” (Psalm 69:9a CEB) From lives of righteous anger,

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 2, John 2:13-25, narrative lectionary, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalm 69:13, Psalm 69:9, Psalms, Uncategorized

Saturate Us With Your Presence

Call to Worship Psalm 133                                 Look at how good and pleasing it is when families live together as one! It is like expensive oil

Posted in Call to Worship, Eastertide, Invocation, Old Testament, Psalm 133, Psalms

Spirit of the Ages

Come and worship! We will praise the One between, within, and over. Trust in the One who co-creates the was, the now, and the will-be. Our hope is in the One who creates expansive love calling us to do the

Posted in Call to Worship, Psalm 146, Psalm 146:5-10, Psalms, Uncategorized

Praise God Whose Love Flows From Generation to Generation

*Call to Worship based on Psalm 146 Praise God with your whole being! I will praise God as long as I live! Don’t trust the plans of humanity. Only God’s expansive love is eternal. Praise God! We praise the creator,

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Posted in Call to Worship, Old Testament, Psalm 146, Psalms

Open Your Eyes

*Call to Worship Open your eyes to, the shadows and substance. Open yourselves to, the hope and promise. Open our eyes to the wonder and mystery that is God.                  ___ Suggested opening

Posted in Call to Worship, Old Testament, Psalm 119, Psalm 119:18, Psalms, Uncategorized

Offering Invitation & Dedication

Invitation We sing our praises to the Lord, for God is good and worthy! We give our whole selves — our talents and material possessions — to the Church with the expectation that they be used to further God’s dream for

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Offering, Old Testament, Prayer of Dedication, Psalms, Uncategorized
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