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Service of Healing & Hope for Our Nation

Click here to see photos of the visuals in this service. Prelude  *Call to Worship Veni Sancte Spiritus Come, Holy Spirit, Come. We are here to commune, to grow, to learn, and to prepare our hearts and minds before returning

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Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 11, 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26, 1 Esdras, 4th of July, Apocrypha, Isaiah, Isaiah 26, Isaiah 26:1-4, Isaiah 44, Isaiah 44:3, Liturgies, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 119, Psalm 119: 25-28, Psalm 126, Psalm 126:1-5, Psalm 81, Psalm 81:16, Psalms

Come. Listen.

Come, children, listen to Jesus. Jesus, teach us how to honor the Lord. Do not jockey for power and position. Jesus tells us, you don’t know what sitting at my side means. Jesus tells us, that the one who wishes

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Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 35-45, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 34, Psalm 34:11-14, Psalms

Messengers Before Us

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 4) Out of the distant past, the people petition creation and its angels: Praise God, all of you who are his messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise his

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Posted in Advent Series, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:28, Luke 2, Luke 2:1-20, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 148, Psalm 148:2, Psalms, Revelation, Revelation 5, Revelation 5:11, Uncategorized

Opening Our Hearts to Thanksgiving

Embedded Divinity, We feel you in our inner recesses, we see you in the eyes of our neighbor struggling through tough times. Your mighty power fuels the sun, as it rises, sets and warms the earth, your power fuels the

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Psalm 40, Psalm 40:1-10, Psalms

The One Who Connects & Expects

Sacred One, In the silence, release all that separates us from you. [time of silence] You are the God of us, and the God of them. You are the God who connects us. You are the God who loves, and

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Psalm 146, Psalms

In Whom Do We Trust?

There are those who say the Bible contradicts itself. That is like saying the library contradicts itself. Of course the Bible, written by many different people over the span of thousands and thousands of years reflects a variety of experiences

Posted in Old Testament, Psalm 146, Psalms, Sermon

Asking One Thing

I have asked one thing from the LORD—it’s all I seek— to live in the LORD’s house all the days of my life, seeing the LORD’s beauty and constantly adoring [God’s] temple. Psalm 27:4 CEB Though it is not in

Posted in Old Testament, Psalm 27, Psalm 27:1-6, Psalms, Sermon

A Prayer of Lament

Where are you God? Why must we endure another day of this? Our bodies decline, we move slower than we did, and we feel that movement in ways that we never did before. Hear our cries for those in need

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Posted in Pastoral Prayer, Prayer of the Day, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalms

Sharing Feelings with God

Come worship God,    whose very essence is relational. We’re here to worship the 3-in-1,    who relates within between       Parent, Son, & Spirit. Listen for the Presence,    whose very desire is to relate to us.

Posted in Call to Worship, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalms

Does God Listen to Whining?

My secretary had a rough life, no doubt about it. Work was a place of relief from that difficult life, for sure. She viewed me as a safe person, as someone who she knew would keep what she told me

Posted in New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalms, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Sermon
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