Seeds Week 1: Garden of Eden/God of Generations

Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 18:1-15, 21;1-7, Psalm 8

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Call to Worship:

Lord how did you create heaven and earth and all that is in it?

Breathe in us the Breath of Life

Lord you created us in relationship, with every plant and animals and with each other.

Come let us praise the Lord, and proclaim God good.

Call to Worship 2

Gather us together Lord

We feel blown like scattered seeds

Remind us that you are the gardener who wishes us to thrive

Let us look forward to the harvest with praise. 

Call to Worship 3

God, our God, knows it is not good to be alone

Bring us together God

Our God created multitudes of varieties that exhaust the human imagination

Let us name all to good in the world today, and every day. 

Call to Confession: Lord, you are not ashamed of our nakedness. You invite us to approach you unafraid, assured in you love and forgiveness. Let us come and lay our burdens at God’s feet today.

Prayer of Confession 1 Lord, we confess that isolation feels easier than relationship. We sit alone and ignore one another, we make use of what we can of the earth and treat it like it is everlasting. We believe humans and our resources are infinite, and yet continue to treat you, God, as if you are the finite one. We confess that we make our relationships askew, suiting them to our wishes. Reform us, we pray, help us to be recreated and resurrected in your image. Teach us to be a community and show us how to live in relationship with one and another and you, we pray. 

Prayer of Confession 2 Heavenly Father, we confess that we are too worried about blaming one another. Like squabbling children we focus on who is more wrong, instead of working to fix the problem. Too often we point the finger, instead of lending a helping hand to those who have stumbled, for whatever reason. Help us to learn, we pray. Teach us to fix instead of fixating on blame. Allow us to let go of what feels beholden so that we might live as the beloved, we pray.

 

Assurance of Pardon: Do not be ashamed, for Jesus Christ came so that we might celebrate true communion and all become of one flesh, recognizing the grace of God in one another. Let us begin that recognition by proclaiming the good news.

Eucharist Prayer: Breath of God, you breathed us into being, and then taught us how to be human. And when your message got scrambled, you sent your only son to earth God translated into human form. Here Jesus lived and breathed and loved. And then, before Jesus ascended into heaven, he once again breathed the Holy Spirit on Earth as our hope, comforter and inspiration. God, you have been our God from Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah. Send your Holy Spirit here now upon these elements, that we might celebrate communion together, with the God of Generations.

Dedication/Prayer of the Day: Breathe life upon us once again, Oh God, that we might be inspired to name all the rights and wrongs in our lives. Breathe your strength into our souls, and remind us of your presence when we feel alone. So that we might be better able to share you as the God who created us to love and be beloved. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Hymns

Breathe on Me Breath of God,

O For  Thousand Tongues to Sing

God of the Sparrow

 

With Kids

Create Creatures from Clay & Breathe Life into them

Teach a Breath Prayer (Breathe in: Creator God Breathe Out: Love Me)

Name Game: Name as many things as possible, write them down, talk about human job of “naming” (include science, english, etc. as forms of naming)

Name Origins: Google everyone’s name meaning

More Resources for THIS WEEK https://bjhlog.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/378/

More General Resources: https://katyandtheword.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/seeds-resource-page/

 

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