Monday, August 18, 2014

Cycle A Lectionary 22 Proper 17

8/31/2014 Confession

Sunday Title:  Follow Sunday
Sermon Title: Crossing Over

Sunday Title:  Discipleship Sunday
Sermon Title: God’s way’s are not our ways. Thank God!
Sunday Title:  Behind Sunday
Sermon Title: “What is in a preposition?”
Sunday Title:  Labor Day- Our Way Sunday 
Sermon Title: “My way or the High-Way”

Scripture Cuttings:
Jeremiah 15:15-21 I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.
Psalm 26:1-8 ...I walk in your faithfulness I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites; I hate the company of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
Romans 12:9-21 ..."if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Matthew 16:21-26 "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things."  Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

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:  If we turn back, we will be taken back,
let us stand before the Lord with our confession.
    (now quiet contemplation)  O Lord...
C: we do not deny ourselves
  and take up our cross
    and follow you.
We do fill ourselves
  and take up our cause
    and drive for easy street.
We embarrass ourselves as disciples:
  we wear the cross
    but do not bear the cross.
We claim you as savior
  but forfeit our lives for profit and gain.
We are distracted Lord
  by our own selves.
Forgive us Lord the sins we name.
Save us Lord from the sins we hide.
    (now earnest self-examination)
P:  The Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of the Heavenly Father. We know the Son of Man as Jesus the Christ, whose coming brings us mercy and redemption. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. By the power of the Holy Spirit we may put our sin behind us, bear the cross given us, and faithfully follow Our Savior. To the glory 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!


use Psalm 26:1-8

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