Sunday Title: Listening Sunday
Sermon Title: “Hide & Seek” “Come & See”
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Sermon Title: Hearing
Sunday Title: Leading and Following Sunday
Sermon Title: “What do you follow”
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Sermon Title: "Welcome Pastor George Gaiser"
1 Samuel 3:1-20 Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.
Psalm 139:1-6,13-18 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! I try to count them - they are more than the sand; I come to the end - I am still with you.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
John 1:43-51 Nathanael said to [Philip], “Can anything good come out of
Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him,
he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nazareth
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.
P: Let us listen for the Lord (pause without distraction to listen)
or (sometimes God speaks softly)
O God search us for our sin,
C: we clutter our lives
with more and more choices and preferences,
yet we can’t find time to listen for you.
We take ownership of the gift of our very bodies
and do not use them for your glory.
We learn from you,
and praise your work,
but when you call, do we follow?
Forgive us Lord from the sins we know,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: We deserve it, but God does not condemn us. Instead we have been bought, at the price of God’s own Son: Jesus of Nazareth, who is given as a sacrifice for our sin. For his sake our sins are forgiven. We may now recognize our own bodies as a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. With purified hearts we can hear our Lord calling. And our response:
C: Speak, for your servant is listening.
P: 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!