September 11, 2016

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 09.11.2016

Liturgy

Creator God, maker of the stars and the
planets, sunsets and ocean breezes.
We are blessed, as part of Creation,
to share also in the act of creating.

You bless us with gifts to use words and
figures, give us quick feet and nimble fingers,
the ability to improve our world and the lives
of those we share this world with.

Inspire us by your Holy Spirit
that we may use our gifts in
love and adoration of You,
our Loving Father.

We pray in your name, Father,
the name of the Son,
and the Holy Spirit,
Amen.

(Written by Mike Kaiser)

Community Confession

Father, we pray to you.
For your love and goodness,
we give you thanks, O God.

You of heaven and earth, you who made all
things and called them good. Each day you
shape the earth in wonder and mystery,
surrounding us with goodness and growth.

For your creativity and goodness,
we give you thanks, O God.

Yet, we admit to you our dry and anxious
spirits, and we confess our anxiety and worry.

In your love and goodness, Lord, have mercy on us.
In your grace, Jesus Christ, nourish and renew us.

Give us healthy lives, lives reflecting your vibrance,
lives ready to bear the fruit of goodness and love
toward all creation, so that we may be living proof
that you are alive and well, flourishing in our city.

For your grace and goodness,
we give you thanks, O God.

Let us use your gifts to make new lives
possible among us and beyond us.

May your Creating Spirit dwell with us,
O God, and we pray in the name
of the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Benediction

Go out into the world, and labor to bring forth
new lives of humility, of peace and of grace.

Dream dreams, pursue visions and speak
of God’s goodness and generosity in the
words of those who would hear.

And may our God who breathed
life into creation be your delight.

May Christ Jesus give hope to your dreaming,
and may the Holy Spirit, your advocate and guide,
set your hearts ablaze with a passion for peace.

In the name of the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
Amen.

Go in peace and live the church.
See you throughout the week.

[Photo by Veronika Gilková @ Flickr]

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