Sunday Title: Women’s Thankoffering.
Sermon Title: Don’t be Alarmed! Sound the Alarm!
Sunday Title: Less Sunday
Sermon Title: "Less is More"
Sunday Title: Copper Sunday,
Sermon Title: "Faithfulness and Abundance"
1 Kings 17:8-16, She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days.
Psalm 146 Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, O my soul!
Hebrews 9:24-28 ...he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Mark 12:38-44 ...all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty....
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: Let us turn our hearts back over to God.
(pause to question who owns our hearts instead of God)
P: Lord God...
C: we are afraid we will run out,
we won't have enough,
we won't be happy,
we won't be respected,
we won't be good enough,
we won't be loved,
we won't be remembered.
We want to fix this ourselves:
we want to buy all these things.
Forgive us the sins we name today,
Save us from the sins we hoard for tomorrow. (Pause for reflection)
P: The Lord provides for all things. To the glory of our Heavenly Father, Jesus the Christ appeared once, for all, to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. Our sins are forgiven. By the Holy Spirit, in our baptism, we are made children of God. We are invited to live in the love God pours upon us. In the name 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!