Sunday Title: Kingdom Sunday
Sermon Title: When Is the Kingdom?
Sunday Title: Beach Sunday
Sunday Title: Good News Sunday
Sermon Title: “Who get to hear the Good News?”
Sunday Title: Repent Sunday
Sermon Title: "Repent- an Instant Thing?"
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, "Get up, go to
that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you." Nineveh
Psalm 62:5-12 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short….
Mark 1:14-20 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
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 put our trust in God and open our hearts to the Lord (pause- consider the great difference between God's call and our response)
C: how often have we heard your call to repent,
from prophets and your Son,
only to evade your demand for holiness?
Your call is urgent
but we struggle to keep our will intact.
You look to change the world,
to change the way we think and act,
still we want to keep things the way we like it.
Forgive us Lord for the sins we know,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for time to turn our hearts around)
P: The time is ripe, the
is at hand. There is good news in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Though we deserve
punishment and the full weight of our sin, our sins are forgiven by the atoning
sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. In this good news we may live
again in the power of the Holy Spirit in the new world of God’s royal rule. To
the glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. kingdom of God
C: Amen. -wjw
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!