Sunday Title: Compassion Sunday
Sermon Title: “Compassion gets Around”
Sunday Title: GPS Sunday
Sermon Title: Where are we Now?
Sunday Title: Righteous Sunday
Sermon Title: “Righteous Shepherd”
Sunday Title: New Sunday
Sermon Title: "Strangers from Faithfulness"
Sunday Title: Teaching Sunday,
Sermon Title: "Abolishing the waLs (Laws)" by Rev Alex Stevenson
Jeremiah 23:1-6 In his days
will be saved and
will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: "The
Lord is our righteousness." Israel
Psalm 23 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
Ephesians 2:11-22 ...you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
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: We have lost sight of our hope,
we are aliens from the faithful people of God.
(pause for reflection: in this world, the faithful people are the strangers)
C: you give us gifts to lead your people,
in our families, among peers, at work, or in the church,
but we fail to attend to the matters of leading.
we forfeit justice and righteousness for our comfort,
we withhold mercy for self interest.
We speak as leaders and live as a bad examples.
We claim fatigue, or inexperience, or lack of resource,
when your sheep are scattered, hungry, lonely,
and in need of what you give us abundantly.
Forgive us for the sins we can name,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for self-examination)
P: We who once were scattered and far off, now are brought near by the blood of Jesus Christ. God will find us, the lost, and raise us up as leaders. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. For the purpose of salvation we are made members of the household of God. By the power of the Holy Spirit we may all come together as one holy temple in the Lord. 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!