John 19:1-16a and Psalm 146 Call to Worship: Lord we come here for sanctuary Knowing the world is not always safe, we turn to you I will not put my trust in the power of mortals or princes I put my trust in the Lord, who executes justice–the one who gives food to the hungry. Breath departs and plans perish. So My … Continue reading
Prayers & Liturgy written by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl, all available for use with credit. More resources for Lent available here. John 18:12-27 and Psalm 17:1-7 Prayer of Great Thanksgiving One: The Lord be with you. Many: And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give … Continue reading
John 18:28-40 and Psalm 145:10-13 Call to Worship: God, your kingdom is everlasting, and endures throughout all generations, All of your works shall give thanks to you. Someday even the rocks will cry out about your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Let all your faithful bless you. The Trinity God is faithful in all of their words, … Continue reading
John 13:1-17 and Psalm 51:7-12 Call To Worship: We come to serve Jesus, who came to serve us. Let us know the Lord. We come to be made clean, by one who will bathe us in love. Let us know the Lord. We come to be made whole, by the Holy Spirit. Let us know and worship the Lord. Confession: … Continue reading
John 11:1-44 and Psalm 104: 27-30 Call to Worship: God who gives us good things, so we can gather them up. Help us prepare our hearts for you. Lord Jesus who weeps with us as we weep. Give us time to mourn Holy Spirit who creates us. Create love in us today. Prayer of Confession: Lord, the waiting … Continue reading
I love the word Selah, the untranslatable cry to God. We have guesses, but we don’t know exactly what it means For me it translates into the prayer that we don’t know how to pray Selah Its the cry out on Maundy Thursday when Jesus is worried about something that we cannot yet conceive, Selah The … Continue reading
Short Liturgy of the Nails Featuring “Were You There” Continue reading
April 3 Vision Katy Stenta Luke 18:35-43 “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” Shush, says the crowd, big quiet, do not talk. This blind man, who couldn’t see Jesus, yet knew he was there. Jesus is on his way to certain death, making the final journey to Jerusalem. “Jesus, Son of David, have … Continue reading
Genesis 12:1-4 I was able to take a pilgrimage to Israel in Seminary and meet Archbishop of Jerusalem Father Elias Chacour, who was doing work to build schools to education Jews, Muslims & Christians together to sow peace. Father Chacour said that “blessing” has a very active meaning in his (and Jesus’s) native tongue … Continue reading
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