Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cycle B Easter 4

4/26/2015 Confession 

Sunday Title:  Shepherd Sunday  Name Sunday
Sermon Title: The Legacy of the Name of…

Sunday Title:  Shepherd Sunday
Sermon Title: What- Who- is the Shepherd?
Sunday Title:  Shepherd Sunday
Sermon Title: “Welcome Pastor Jim Brandis Chaplain at Shepherd of the Valley”
Sunday Title:  Mother's Day
Sermon Title: "In the Name of Love"
Sunday Title:  Shepherd Sunday,
Sermon Title: “What Is in a Name?”

Scripture Cuttings:
Acts 4:5-12 ...let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth....
2 Samuel 5:1-25 (2009) Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, "Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel."
Psalm 23 He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
1 John 3:16-24 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

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:  God knows everything, let us receive the truth in our confession.
    (take time to contemplate everything)
P:  Saving Lord...
C: We love in word and speech
  but not in truth and action,
    so we like those most like ourselves,
      and we take instead of give,
        and we try to fill our physical and spiritual needs
          instead of the needs of others.
We do not declare the power of Jesus name,
  not even for our own life, and so
    living is not centered on you.
      How can we bring the Good News to all people?
Our Lord Jesus gives us the greatest gift:
  he lays down his life for us, and takes it up again,
    but we desire lesser gifts
      and we are unwilling followers of our Shepherd, Jesus.
Lord you know the truth in our hearts, better than we do,
Forgive us for the sins we can name,
  save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P:  God reassure our hearts: The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P:  Jesus Christ lays down his life for us, and takes it up again. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. Because we know the love of Christ we know the love of our Heavenly Father. This love continues through the Holy Spirit and we may be filled with wisdom and courage to hear and speak the truth, to declare Jesus is "My Messiah." In the name of God 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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