Prayers for this week #baltimore #love #God

Call to Worship
Come and Worship, for we know all things work together for good
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
God’s Kingdom is without end, for God is the Alpha and the Omega
For those who love God are called according to God’s purpose
God created the world and called it good.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be. Amen. Amen.

Prayer of Confession (unison based on Rom 8:31, 38-39) Holy Spirit, we confess that we have trouble with moving sometimes. The water is here, and we are here. What are the stumbling blocks for baptism? What are the pieces of our call to be Christian that we miss? Where did we hurry past or have trouble seeing you are work. Where do we miss the times of welcome and hospitality both in our church and in our lives. Be with us and help us to recognize your kingdom at work today we pray. (Silent Prayer) …Amen

Assurance of Pardon: (based on Rom 8:31, 38-39) Remember, this, God is for us. If God is for us, who can be against us, we no that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers. Neither things in the present or even all the things that are still to come. We cannot be too high or dig too deep or have any single thing in all creation that will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. For this reason we proclaim Jesus is our Lord, and for this we proclaim: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Prayer of Dedication (unison) Beloved, let us go into the world and love one another, because love is from God; everyone who love is born of God and knows God. It is in God’s love, not that we love God, but that God loved us, that we ought to go forth loving one another. If we love one another, God lives in us, and God’s love is perfected in us. So let us go into love, we pray. Amen.

Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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