Sunday Title: Prayer Sunday
Sermon Title: Jesus is praying for us!
Sunday Title: World Sunday
Sermon Title: Where in the world is Jesus sending us?
Sunday Title: Memorial Day & Prayer Sunday
Sermon Title: “A Prayer for Us”
Sunday Title: Witness Sunday
Sermon Title: "The Complete Witness "
Sunday Title: Home Sunday,
Sermon Title: “Strangers in a
” “In but not Of” Familiar Land
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."
Psalm 1 They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither, everything they do shall prosper.
1 John 5:9-13 And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life....
John 17:6-19 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
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: Lord, you know everyone’s heart.
(Lord you know my heart better than I do)
C: we speak of you as the foundation of life
but where do we center our living?
we choose to belong to the world,
not to belong to you,
the world is more fun!
We do not intend to be servants of Jesus,
rather, we pursue our own pleasures,
and the joy of Christ is not within us.
Christ prayed for us to be one,
but even in this church we separate ourselves,
young or old, just family and friends, member from stranger.
who could see the truth of your word in us?
These are the sins we can name, forgive us Lord,
and You must save us from the sins we hide.
(pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: God chooses forgiveness. The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: Our risen Lord has secured our salvation. For Christ’s sake our sins are forgiven. We are sanctified in Christ, in truth and love. We may now be in the world but no longer of the world. It is now God’s testimony in our hearts. And we are chosen apostles: messengers of this love 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!