Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cycle C Easter 5

4/28/2013 Confession

Sunday Title: All things New Sunday
Sermon Title: So what’s new?

Sunday Title: Love Sunday
Sermon Title: He knew how hard it would be!
Sunday Title: Mother’s Day 
Sermon Title: “The Full Measure of Love”
Sunday Title: Mother's Day 
Sermon Title: "Changes, Great and Small."

Scripture Cuttings:
Acts 11:1-18 Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.
Psalm 148 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
Revelation 21:1-6 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
John 13:31-35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for 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:  We think we know our God,
   but have we opened our hearts to listen? (pause for self-examination)
P:  Oh Lord...
C: we know you well enough,
  so you should let us choose,
    who can repent.
We have studied the bible,
  we know your rules,
    we understand your will,
      leave judgment to us.
We are your church,
  we can handle the mission,
    we will choose who to invite.
We can keep ourselves pure,
  and handle the hard decisions. (pause for self-examination)
P:  Oh Lord...
C: Forgive our sinful arrogance.
Save us from our sinful ignorance.
   (Pause for reflection)
P:  For the glory of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ died for our sins. Our sins are forgiven. To the glory of God we have Christ's mandate to love one another. Through the power of the Holy Spirit everyone who sees our discipleship: discipleship of love for one another, receives the invitation of Christ's love. All to 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!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this prayer. We used it in worship this morning, and at least a couple people caught me afterward to comment on how it had surprised them very effectively.