Narrative Lectionary Fall 2022 Rainbow God, Queer Edition

Rainbow God

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Rainbow God

Sept 11

Flood and Promise
Genesis 6:5-22, 8:6-12, 9:8-17 Flood, Promise Rainbow
Matt 8:24-27 Jesus Calms Storm
Psalm 23 Lord is My Shepherd

Call to Worship:

God you are the God of Rainbows

Before we knew, You knew

You painted peace, in diversity

Before we knew, You knew

Come let us praise the God of Peace and Love

Come, Let us Praise our Rainbow God!

Call to Confession: Come let us confess our Hope in God

Confession: God, we confess that sometimes it is hard to hope for rainbows. We do not believe that every storm will run out of rain, we have trouble remembering that you are not a violent God when people who call themselves Christians scream hate. Stop their hate, Protect us, and help us to see the rainbow we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Nothing Can Separate you from the Love of Christ: Not height nor depth nor floods nor hate. Know the truth and affirm it to one another: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

Prayer of Dedication: God, let us be proud of you as the rainbow God, and stand proud that before we knew, you knew the full meaning of the rainbow. Thank you. Amen. 

Sept 18

Be assured you are all children of God

We are Stardust

You sparkle with the promise of God

We are Stardust

You are the promise of Abraham

We are Stardust, Praise be to God, the Creator of Stars!

Call to Confession: Come, let us confess and sparkle to God

Prayer of Confession: God, we confess that we sparkle and glitter, but sometimes it does not feel like we are wonderfully and fiercely made. Help us when we forget. Show us the stars. Remind us that we are beautiful and everything we do counts, just like every star in the sky counts. Amen

Assurance of Pardon: You loved us into being, just as when you created the magnificent heavens, so we know the truth: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

Prayer of Dedication: God, remind us that like stars, our sparkles count. Help us to glitter we pray. Amen. 

Sept 25

Joseph in Prison
Genesis 39:1-23 Joseph in Prison, God with Him
Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed when People Revile you
Psalm 146

Call to Worship
God you anoint the outside
The outcast from their family: the queer, gay, nonbinary, lesbian, ace—you will go with them on their journey to find a home.

God, you promise to be with them, no matter what

God be with us

Imprisoned, Abused, Lied about, False witness, You promise, You will still be our God

God be with us

There are no empty footsteps in the Sand for Joseph, You will still be in our dreams, you promise

God, be with us today. 

Call to Confession: God, let us confess and be our full selves with ourselves today. 

Confession: God, we confess that it is hard to be our full selves. We are ignored, mocked, sold into slavery, imprisoned and abused. We confess that even though you know what we go through, we feel ashamed, less, alone. Help us when we are broken. Remind us that we do not need to be forgiven for who we are—that Joseph wore women’s clothes and ran away from sex with a woman way before Jesus was even born, and was beloved, by his father, his brother, the King and you. May safe spaces be formed for all people we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Jesus longs for this to be a safe space of forgiveness for all, though we may not have achieved that yet, know that one thing is always true: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

Prayer of Dedication: Let us go into the world our full selves, proud, loud and beloved children of God. Amen.

Oct 2nd

Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 God parts sea and delivers
(Suggested read Exodus 14:5-29 all)
Matt 2:13-15 Mary, Joseph, Jesus flee to Egypt
Psalm 77

Call to Worship

God will part the Ocean for you

God longs for your safety

God knows it is hard work to get to be safe

God longs for your safety

God wants to rescue you

Come let us find places of sanctuary with God

Call to Confession: Come let us rest with God today

Prayer of Confession: God, we confess that it is hard to believe that you would part the ocean for me. Don’t I complain too much? Is it not too much work? Are you sure that I am worth it? Yet I look at the complaints of the Hebrews, and am reassured that you want not only to rescue me, but to listen to my worries and complaints. Help me when I am troubled an in trouble I pray. Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon: God longs whisper the good news to you, so let us whisper it to one another and be reassured of its truth: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.    

Prayer of Dedication: God extend your protection into the world with us as we go we pray. Amen. 

Oct 9 

Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 God bring Israel on Eagle’s Wings; Decalogue
Matt 5:17 Jesus not to abolish law but fulfill it
Psalm 91

Call to Worship

God you are not made of rules

God you are full of grace

God you make wonderful and fierce

God you are full of grace

God let us hear your commands as promises of hope, not hammers or laws

Come, let us feel God’s grace

Call to Confession: Let us confess ourselves to the Graciousness of God

Prayer of Confession: God, you know I don’t like rules—they are weapons of hurt instead of tools of justice. We humans cannot be trusted with them. Grace is but a trickle in my life, and I am still looking for that cup overflowing you promised. I confess, the moment you lift me up on Eagle’s Wings will not be too soon. Please help us to lift each other up, and to treat each other with the grace we long for. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: God is full of grace, your forgiveness has already been made complete as soon as you confessed yourself. Now we get the opportunity to practice that grace together and say: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

Prayer of Dedication: God, give us grace as we go. Send it on the wings of your Holy Spirit, touch it to our brows we pray. Amen. 

Oct 16th

Joshua 24:15 [16-26] God delivers, me and my house serve the lord
Matt 4:8-10 Satan offers kingdom; worship only God
Psalm 27

Joshua Renews the Covenant 

Call to Worship

Who does not need Renewal?

Renew our full self here today!

God who knows us and loves us

Give us a renewal today.

God, you are fully God, today, tomorrow and everyday

Come, let us renew our relationship with God.

Call to Confession: It is good to be with God, come let us be present with God today

Confession: God, we confess that sometimes its a lot to be our full selves. It takes time and work to integrate who we are, with the mystery of who you are. Does anyone ever have a full handle on that? Please help us to do this as a community, so that we might have a fuller and richer perspective of your Godhood we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: God is our God, no matter what, so we know the truth: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

Prayer of Dedication: God please help us to renew our relationship with you and with ourselves as often as we need to so that we might fully know who we are and who you are as we go about the world. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who was somehow fully God and fully human. Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon: God longs to wrap you under her wing and assure you that you are safe and forgiven, so know the good news: In Jesus Christ we are always beloved and always forgiven. Amen.  

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Potent Promises: Joshua Renews the Covenant

God’s Potent Promise is We Have More Than One Chance

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Joshua Renews the Covenant
Joshua 24:15 [16-26] God delivers, me and my house serve the lord
Matt 4:8-10 Satan offers kingdom; worship only God
Psalm 27

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Call to Worship

Come let us serve God

We want to serve the one who created us, blessed us and freed us.

Come let us worship the God of Potent Promises

Come let us Praise God’s Holy name 

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 27)

The Lord is my Salvation, whom shall I fear

When evildoers assail me, they shall stumble and fall.

One day I ask, to live in the house of the Lord for all the days of my life

I long to behold the beauty of the Lord, and inquire in God’s temple.

Come let us seek the Lord,

Come let us worship the God of our Salvation!

Call to Confession: Let us give ourselves to God’s promise that God will listen to anything we have to confess

Confession: God I confess that I do not always believe the promises that are uncovered in rainbows and stars and the grains of sands. Sometimes, I do not feel blessed to be a blessing, and I try to measure things, instead of telling the stories of your promises. Forgive me. Help me to remember that your promises unfold across generations and in unexpected ways. Help me to see your potent promises I pray. (Silent Confession) Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Hear the Good News, Jesus promises forgiveness, every time we confess our sins. Let us proclaim the good news to one another: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen. 

Prayer of the Day: God help us to find your promises in all the unexpected places, give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear them we pray. Amen. 

Hymns: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, Great God We Sing That Mighty Hand, When in Our Music God is Glorified, God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens (remembering Abrahamic Covenant), Many and Great O God Are Thy Things, O God the Creator, Great is Thy Faithfulness

Children: Talk about Renewal or Drafts and that we have to work on our promises to God and do them many, many times and keep working on ourselves before we get it right. This is why Joshua Renews the Covenant with God—and Jesus does it again. Book Suggestion:
The Book of Mistakes” Corinna Lukyen or “Harold and the Purple Crayon”

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Potent Promises: Covenant and Commandments

God’s Potent Promise You can shelter in the Covenant and Commandments

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Covenant and Commandments 
Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 God bring Israel on Eagle’s Wings; Decalogue
Matt 5:17 Jesus not to abolish law but fulfill it
Psalm 91

Call to Worship

Remember God loved us into being

God, you are worthy of our praise

God is here to set the captive free

Come let us Worship the liberating God

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 91)

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, Trust in God

We abide in God’s shadow, for God delivers us

God will us with her pinions—nestling us to her breast

We can always find refuge under her wings

Come let us praise the Holy Spirit, who lifts us and protects us.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come. 

Call to Confession: God calls us, comforts us and forgives us. Come let us confess ourselves to God.

Prayer of Confession: God we confess that we do not know exactly what it means when you say that you have fulfilled the law or even that we are free. We confess that we love to judge one another, and that we humans do not do well with concepts such as grace or freedom. We do better with rules and judgement. Forgive us, love us to a new covenant we pray. Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon: God loved us before anything else, and so we can be certain of the Good News of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ we are Forgiven. Amen


Prayer of Dedication: God, may we come to you to find shelter whenever we are afraid, or stumble or fall. May we remember that no matter what. Amen. 

Hymns: Immortal Invisible God Only Wise, Amazing Grace, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Morning Has Broken, If Thou But Trust In God to Guide Thee, O God What You Ordain is Right.

Children: Explain that God gives us rules to keep us safe, but always forgives us. Perhaps talk about the “kitchen light” concept where one family always has the kitchen light on in their house so their kids know no matter what they can always come home. God always has the kitchen light on for us. Book Suggestion: “The Book of Rules” by Brian GehrleinOr perhaps explain how sometimes following the rules or doing something that is asked is very hard and you have to be very brave to do it (that happens a lot in the Bible) Book Suggestion: “The Monster at the End of This Book”

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Potent Promises: Rescue at Sea

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God’s Potent Promise, I will deliver You

Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 God parts sea and delivers
(Suggested read Exodus 14:5-29 all)
Matt 2:13-15 Mary, Joseph, Jesus flee to Egypt
Psalm 77

Call to Worship

God you promise to take care of us.

Even when we question or are uncertain, you are there

God you are our deliverer

Come Let us worship God who promises to save us

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 77)

Come let us meditate on the works of the God

When the waters saw you, O God, they were so afraid, they trembled. 

The crash of your thunder was in your whirlwind, the clouds poured out water, and your arrows flashed out on every side.

Your way was through the sea—your path was through the mighty water. Yet your footprints were unseen.

You led your people like a flock, by the hands of Moses, Aaron and Miriam. 

Come, Let us praise Almighty God, who fulfilled all the promises that God made to both Miriam and Moses. 

Call to Confession: God you promise to listen whatever we have to say, Bend your ear to our troubled hearts today

Confession: God we confess that we are like that Hebrews, even in the midst of our own Deliverance we ask “Why do we have to participate in our own Salvation?” or “Why isn’t this easier?” Or we are so frightened that we are too afraid to try something new. We confess that the journey before us seems too long, dangerous and hard and we sometimes we are not so sure if it is all worth it. Forgive us, comfort us. Remind us that your promises are worth it, justice is worth it, human beings are, in the end, worth it. Teach us how to make the journey together we pray. Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon: Your redemption and forgiveness is already promised. Know the Good News. In Jesus Christ you are forgiven. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication: God who freed us, fed us with manna, and parted the Red Sea for us. Remind us that we are free together, we are fed together, we are safe together, and then teach us how to enact that care for one another we pray. Amen. 

Hymns: God of the Ages, The God of Abraham Praise, Deep in the Shadows of The Past, When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land, We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight, Precious Lord Take My Hand

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Children: Talk about how we believe both in Personal responsibility and participation in what is going on, and that God helps us along the way and how tricky it is to believe in both things. Reference how confusing this was for the Hebrew people who wanted everything handed to them, even as they were being rescued by God. We have to try and not give up, and be ourselves. Book Suggestion: “Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats

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God’s Potent Promises: Joseph in Prison

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God’s Potent Promise for the Outsider: God is with You

Joseph in Prison
Genesis 39:1-23 Joseph in Prison, God with Him
Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed when People Revile you
Psalm 146

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Call to Worship

God you call to the outsider 

You care for those who are imprisoned, different or are alone

You are with the marginal

God you are the God of the least of these

How mighty is our God, who cares for those we forget

Praise be to God, let us bless God 

Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 146)

Praise the Lord, O my Soul

God made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, and keeps faith forevers

God executes justice for the oppressed, feeds the hungry, and sets the prisoner free. Thisis our God!

Come let us Praise the Lord!

Call to Confession: Come let us carry any piece of ourselves that is different or imprisoned to God.

Confession: Holy Spirit, I confess that I am not Joseph, but there are times in my life where I have felt like an outsider or trapped by my actions. There are times where I have felt different. God I confess it is easy to become embittered about those harsh times in life, or to hate as a result. I confess that it is easier to believe in a God of winners and powerful ones, than a God who wants to care for those who are vulnerable and powerless. Remind me that you came as a baby to show me that you are not interested in power, but love. Help me to understand a hope that is different and a freedom that is not political I pray. (Silent Confession). Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Jesus comes to free you from all sins, you have already confessed, so you can now rest, safe and secure in the good news, come let us whisper the truth to one another: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen.

Prayer of the Day/Dedication: God, help us to see and accept and free the Josephs of the world. Remind us that you are always working towards justice and good, and human machinations are nothing towards your mercy. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Hymns: Live Into Hope, We Meet You Christ, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy, O God of Every Nation, If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee

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Children: Talk about God being the God of the “Marginal.” Define that word to mean not in charge. Explain that this means that God is not interested in Christianity being in charge or in control, because God is most interested in caring for those left behind and forgotten. Brainstorm who those people might be. Book Suggestion: “Martin Luther King Jr: A Kid’s book about advancing Civil Rights with Nonviolence” by Mary Nhin “The Star Bellied Sneetches” by Dr Suess

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Potent Promises :Call of Abraham

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God’s Potent Promise for All Generations: Blessings for All

Genesis 12:1-9 Call of Abraham, Blessing of nations
Matthew 28:19-20 Disciples of All Nations
Psalm 33

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Call to Worship

God you remind us every night

In the stars we can see, and the stars we cannot see

That you are our God, you have promised, no matter what.

Your love is always expanding, never contracting, like the universe!

Come let us praise the God of expanding love

Come let us praise the God of expanding love!

Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 33)

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, the host by the breath of God’s mouth!

Let all the earth fear the Lord, let all earthlings stand in awe of God, fro God spoke and it all came to be.

God spoke, and it was.

God commanded, and it stood firm.

God looks and sees us. Come let us praise God.

Come, let our hearts be glad, for we trust God’s holy name.

Call to Confession: Let us Confess ourselves to our Parent and Guardian God who kneels to listens to all our fears and troubles and sins.

Confession: We confess that we do not always see one another as children of God. Or maybe the problem is that we do, and spend too much time fighting like siblings for your attention. Either way, it seems like we do not spend enough time looking at the stars remembering your promises to us. Forgive us. Remind us that you love us, each as your children, and when we forget, help us to remind one another we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Silent Confession) Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon: God’s love knows no height nor depth, it goes out beyond the heavens. We cannot even grasp it so we can tell one another we confidence the good news of the results of our confession: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen.

Prayer of the Day/Dedication: God, help us to focus on loving one another and the universe as we go about our lives we pray. Amen.

Children: Show them this Comic and ask them what they think it means. Talk about how our connectedness to the universe, our wonder at creation, and how God continually connects us to each other and the universe and reminds us that we are blessed to be a blessing. 

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Story Suggestions: “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

Hymns: God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand, God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens, God You Spin the Whirling Planets, I Sing the Mighty Power of God, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Stand Up and Bless the Lord

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Potent Promises: Flood and Promise

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God’s Potent Promises for Peace

Flood and Promise
Genesis 6:5-22, 8:6-12, 9:8-17 Flood, Promise Rainbow
Matt 8:24-27 Jesus Calms Storm
Psalm 23 Lord is My Shepherd

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Call to worship: 
Our God is the God of storms and rainbows.

The God of doves and the God of promises

Our God is the God of mighty waves, and calm peaceful seas.

How mighty is our God

How trustworthy is our God

Come let us worship God.

Call to Worship 

God we long for your care

Help us when we need your care

Lead us to the still waters

God renew your covenant with us

God we give thanks to the God of peace

Come let us praise God’s Holy Name

Invitation to Confession: God’s compassion is wider than the sea. Come Let us confess ourselves to God. 

Confession: God, I confess that I do not understand that potency of your promise. What does it mean that you made a covenant with Noah and all future generations? What does it mean that you permanently hung your bow, your weapon, in the sky? I confess that my wonder at the rainbow is still just a beginning of the understanding of your promises and covenants. Help me to dig deep into your promises I pray. (Silent Confession) Amen.

Just as the storm will be calmed, as certain as God hangs God’s rainbow in the sky, we can be certain God loves us, God knows us and God forgives us, Let us proclaim the good news to one another In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen

Call of the Day/Dedication: God may we continue to seek your promises, and to know that your joy is in creation and love, and you are with us. Remind us to be a people of your promise as we go, we pray in your most Holy name. Amen. 

Children: Talk about the rainbow as God Disarming Godself. God promises never to weaponize anger against us. Book Suggestion “Where the Wild Things Are” “The Napping House” “The Napping House”

Hymns: God of the Sparrow, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, Wherever I May Wander, I’ve God Peace Like River,

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Narrative Lectionary Fall 2022

Series 1: 6 Weeks

Queer Edition: Rainbow God Here

Potent Promises

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Sept 11
God’s Potent Promise for Peace
Flood and Promise
Genesis 6:5-22, 8:6-12, 9:8-17 Flood, Promise Rainbow
Matt 8:24-27 Jesus Calms Storm
Psalm 23 Lord is My Shepherd

Sept 18th
God’s Potent Promise for All Generations: Blessings for all
Call of Abraham: Blessed to Be a Blessing
Genesis 12:1-9 Call of Abraham, Blessing of nations
Matthew 28:19-20 Disciples of All Nations
Psalm 33

Sept 25
God’s Potent Promise for the Outsider: God is with You
Joseph in Prison
Genesis 39:1-23 Joseph in Prison, God with Him
Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed when People Revile you
Psalm 146

Oct 2
Rescue at Sea
Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 God parts sea and delivers
(Suggested read Exodus 14:5-29 all)
Matt 2:13-15 Mary, Joseph, Jesus flee to Egypt
Psalm 77

Oct 9 
Covenant and Commandments 
Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 God bring Israel on Eagle’s Wings; Decalogue
Matt 5:17 Jesus not to abolish law but fulfill it
Psalm 91

Oct 16th  Renewal of Baptism Suggested
Joshua Renews the Covenant
Joshua 24:15 [16-26] God delivers, me and my house serve the lord
Matt 4:8-10 Satan offers kingdom; worship only God
Psalm 27

Series II Prophecy: Truth and Healing (Connects from Baptism)
Telling the Truth, Praying for Truth, Healing Truths
Under Construction

Oct 23rd David and Bathsheba: Telling the Truth
2nd Sam 11:1-5, 26-27, 12:1-9 Nathan’s parable indicts David and he repents
Matt 21:33-41 Parable about the Wicked Tenants
Psalm 51:1-9
Psalm 53

Oct 30th Solomon’s Wisdom Praying for Truth
1 Kings 3:4-9 (10-15), 16-28 Solomon prays for wisdom, 2 women and a baby
Matt 6:9-10 Our Father
Psalm 16

Nov 6 Elisha heals Naaman Healing Truths
2 Kings 5:1-15a Elisha heals Naaman, a foreigner and leper
Matt 8:2-3 Jesus heals a leper
Psalm 41

To Be Published Extended Advent
Nov 13

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May 29th The Christ Hymn

Philippians 2:1-13

Luke 6:43-45

Call to Worship:

Today we praise Christ who emptied himself for us

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

Today we gather to be consoled by God

Praise God all creatures here below

God will come and make our joy complete

Come, let us praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Invitation to Confession: Let all who long to be of one mind with Christ, come to confess

Prayer of Confession: Jesus, we confess that we are so distracted by your Godliness, that we forget that often miss you–kneeling beside us. And that when we pray, you pray with us. Amen.

Assurance and Pardon: Christ who washed our feet, remind us again that you came to save us, so we can always know the truth: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven

Prayer of the Day/Dedication: God, be at work in us. Stoop to be beside us, teaching us how to serve–and loving us into the kingdom work, we pray. Amen.

Hymns: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Hands, Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain, The Strife is O’er, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Jesus the Very Thought of Thee, Come Down O Love Divine, Love Divine All Loves Excelling, My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less, O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go, There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit

Children: Talk about how parents and older stoop to talk to babies, and that’s how Jesus emptied himself, knelt, became human to talk to us

May 22nd Partnerships in the Gospel

Praying the Gospel

Philippians 1:1-18a

Luke 9:46-48

Call to Worship

God you call every single person here

We are called into community with one another

Help us to pray for one another

Let us thank God for one another

Come let us worship God

Come, let us be called into community together

Call to Confession: God is here, to listen, always. Come let us confess ourselves to God.

Prayer of Confession: God we confess that sometimes we feel like we are in competition with fellow Christians, or that our work is not good enough, or that we do not know how to be evangelists for your faith. In truth, we do not often agree with people who call themselves Christians, and we do not know what to do with that. We confess, that we do not really believe that all good works will somehow be brought into fruition in Christ. Help us: to keep at it, to have courage, to take joy in the work and to keep teaching and praying. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: God’s Love is from everlasting to everlasting. Let us live into the assurance of the truth: In Jesus Christ you are forgiven.

Prayer of the Day/Dedication: May we go into the world thanking God every time we think of one another, and knowing that the good works that have begun here will be brought into completion by Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hymns: Every Time I Feel the Spirit, I Love the Lord Who Heard My Cry, Lord I Wanna Be A Christian In My Heart, O God Our Faithful God, If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Me, Just As I Am Without One Plea

With Children: How do you know prayers are answered? Talk through about what praying for another person is, and what to do when prayers are answered and when they aren’t. Talk about God’s perspective versus the human perspective.

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