February 8, 2015

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 02.08.2015

Liturgy

Gather us in, the brokenhearted and the joyful.
Gather us in, the weak and the strong.
Gather us in, the fearful and the brave.

Gather us in, the young and the old.
Gather us in, to sing of God’s works.

Gather us in, to praise Jesus Christ.
Gather us in, to worship and wonder.
Gather us in, to know of God’s love.

Join us in community, and we pray in the name
of you the Father,
of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Community Confession

God our Father, in your love,
you welcome us as your children,
with your mercy you hear our prayers.
Hear us, your children,
as we come before you in worship.

Jesus, our risen Savior,
in our weakness, you call us,
in our confusion, you teach us,
in our troubles, you offer us peace.

Speak to us, your children,
as we come to hear your word.

Spirit, Living One,
in the beginning, you breathed life,
in chaos and darkness, you brought hope,
in many tongues, you spread good news.

Transform us, your people, as we
open our minds and hearts to you.

God, Loving Father, Son and Spirit,
we know we come with doubts,
fears and in ignorance.
We know we have failed
you in many ways.

Trusting in your love, we turn again to you.
As we open our hearts to your mercy
and forgiveness, grant us your peace.

Accept our prayers,
accept our worship,
accept us as we are,
and change us through your love,

We pray to you, our God
in community, holy in One.
Amen.

Sermon and Reflection

Sermon Podcast 2.8.15 – Involvement

What are the graces around us that we overlook and forget?
How can we tell good stories to remind us that God is involved regardless of our situation and that there is hope to come?

Benediction

May the peace of God which is beyond all
our human understanding, be upon you,

May the peace of Christ which
breaks down barriers, be within you,

and may the peace of the Holy Spirit which
creates true fellowship, be among you.

That you may love, serve and work for
our Lord throughout this week in joy.

So go 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 e-RICHIE @ Flickr]

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