Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cycle A Lectionary 17 Proper 12

7/27/2014 Confession

Sunday Title:  Unexpected Sunday
Sermon Title: “Mustard Weed Seed - Who is God Gonna Use?”

Sunday Title:  Discipleship (still) Sunday
Sermon Title: “Have You Understood All This?”
Sunday Title:  Scribe Sunday
Sermon Title: “Still Haven’t Found what I’m Looking For”
Sunday Title:  Wisdom Sunday
Sermon Title: “Have You Understood All This?”

Scripture Cuttings:
1 Kings 3:5-12 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil;
Psalm 119:129-136 Keep my steps steady according to your promise, and never let iniquity have dominion over me.
Romans 8:26-39 We know that all things work together for good those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 "Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes." And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."

All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P:  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen

P:  Let us bring our repentance before God the giver of all things.
  O Lord my God...
C: You give me an understanding mind,
and the ability to discern good from evil,
  but I make the goals of my life,
    wealth, triumph, even long life.
You show me your steadfast love,
  yet I struggle in all my relationships,
    with my spouse, my children, my siblings, my parents.
Your love could be the greatest discovery of my life.
  You make marvelous things from the smallest beginnings.
    Yet I search elsewhere for joy and glory.
Save me Lord from the sins I know.
Save me Lord from the sins I hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P:  The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness as we try to pray to God. The Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God who searches our hearts knows our repentance. In God’s steadfast love, Jesus Christ, God’s only son is given for us. For his sake our sins are forgiven. We may walk in faithfulness, righteousness and in uprightness of heart, because nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. In the name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!

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