Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cycle B Lectionary 26 Proper 21

9/27/2015 Confession

Sunday Title: Little Child Sunday
Sermon Title: “Which weighs more a millstone or a cup of water?”

Previously:
Sunday Title: Inside Sunday
Sermon Title: “Take them in, let them out.”
Sunday Title: Serious Sunday
Sermon Title: "How short is the Lord's Hand"
Sunday Title: Little Child Sunday,
Sermon Title: "A Second Childhood?"

Scripture Cuttings:
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 But Moses said... "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!"
Psalm 19:7-14 Moreover by [your instructions] is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
James 5:13-20 The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
Mark 9:38-50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you restore its saltiness? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

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:  Let us set aside our grumbling,
  confessing our sins to one another, and praying for one another.
 (pause to reflect: what would we be afraid to confess to one another?
pause to reflect: why would we be afraid to confess to one another?)
P:  Lord God...
C: you see all that we do.
You know all that we fail to do.
  We do not pray when we suffer
    because we do not trust your timetable.
We do not sing praises when we are cheerful
  because we want even more.
We do not confess our sin to one another
  because we do not trust each other-
    and for good reason:
we wander from the truth
  and do not hold each other accountable,
    except to make ourselves look good.
Hard is our confession: forgive us Lord.
Deep are the consequences of our sin: save us Lord.
    (Pause for reflection)
P:  Though we kindle the Lord's anger, strong is our God's faithfulness. Our sins are forgiven for the sake of our Lord and Savior: Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is poured out upon us, and we are invited to live all our days, well seasoned in the grace of God, and in peace with one another. Then more will see 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!

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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

Psalm 19:7-14
Leader:    The law of the Lord is perfect,
Women:    reviving the soul;
Men:    the decrees of the Lord are sure,
Women:    making wise the simple;
Men:    the precepts of the Lord are right,
Women:    rejoicing the heart;
Men:    the commandment of the Lord is clear,
Women:    enlightening the eyes;
Men:    the fear of the Lord is pure,
Women:    enduring forever;
Men:    the ordinances of the Lord are true
Women:    and righteous altogether.
Men:    More to be desired are they than gold,
Women:    even much fine gold;
Men:    sweeter also than honey,
Women:    and drippings of the honeycomb.
Men:    Moreover by them is your servant warned;
Women:    in keeping them there is great reward.
Men:    But who can detect their errors?
Women:    Clear me from hidden faults.
Men:    Keep back your servant also from proud thoughts;
Women:    do not let them have dominion over me.
Men:    Then I shall be blameless,
Women:    and innocent of great transgression.
Men:    Let the words of my mouth
Women:    and the meditation of my heart
Men:    be acceptable to you,
All:    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. -New Revised Standard Version

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always!

C: And also with you!

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