September 9, 2018

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.09

Liturgy

With what breath,
oh what breath,
we will praise the Lord?

We will praise the Lord with our breath, our life.
We will praise the Lord with our hope, our trust.

Ours is a God that keeps faith.
Ours is a God that loves those known.
Ours is a God that watches over strangers.

With what breath,
oh with that breath!
we will praise the Lord!

We gather this morning
in the name of our
giving God,
our faithful brother,
and our free Spirit,
Amen.

Community Confession

Come once more, with eager longing,
to receive the promises of God.

Out of the desert places of our lives
we gather with joy and gladness.

Happy are those whose help is in the God of Love,
whose hope is unshakable .

Our God has promised that lonely places will be glad.

Our God has promised that the blind will see,
the deaf will hear,
the hidden will be shown,
and we will know true freedom.

Our God,
who made heaven and earth and all that is in them,
keeps faith forever.
God sets the prisoners free
and brings healing to all who seek it.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
and watches over strangers.

Come once more, with eager longing,
and bless the holy name of our God.

We pray in the name of our
Eternal God,
our brother Jesus,
and our guiding Holy Spirit,
Amen.

Sermon and Reflection

Sermon Podcast 9.09.18 – Where Does Our Help Come From

Where have you seen God’s help break into impossible situations?

How might you posture yourself to participate in the giving and receiving of such help?

Benediction

With our breath,
our precious breath,
we worship our God.

We leave our breath, our life,
preserved in the moments we pass through.

We carry our faith, our hope
deep in our trust that our God is a god that keeps faith forever.

We go now with our precious breath,
given to others, given to give,
and always always, given in love.

We pray in the name of God, the Author of our lives,
Jesus, the One who makes things right,
And the Holy Spirit, who breathes with us.
Amen.

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

[Photo by Brad McMurray @ Flickr]

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