Death Swallowed in Life Seeds of Prayer for Narrative Lectionary

Death Swallowed in Life

1 Cor 15:1-26, 51- 57

(Mark 12:26-27a)

Lamentations 3:22-23

Call to Worship:
The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

His mercies never come to an end

They are new every morning

Let us praise the faithfulness of the Lord our God.

Prayer of Confession: Lord we confess that we do not want to die. Death is scary, it means missing people and it means change. Walk with us, we pray. When death seems near, hold our hand. When we feel like giving up, strengthen us to live fully into ourselves for as long as we have on earth we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Hear the Good news: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to the end. Hear the good news: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Hymns: Morning Has Broken, Great is Thy Faithfulness, What Wondrous Love is This, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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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