Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cycle C Lectionary 28 Proper 23

10/13/2013 Confession

Sunday Title: Worship Sunday
Sermon Title: “Thanks and Worship.”

Sunday Title: Gratitude Sunday
Sermon Title: “Welcome Pastor Richard Bowen”
Sunday Title: Forest & Trees Sunday
Sermon Title: “A Way of Seeing or Faith is not Religion”
Sunday Title: Simple Sunday
Sermon Title: "The Simplicity of Faithfulness"

Scripture Cuttings:
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy.
Psalm 111 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.
2 Timothy 2:8-15 But the word of God is not chained.
Luke 17:11-19 Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?"

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:  Without wrangling over words, let us make our confession.
Almighty God,
C: you have given us life,
  but when we need you we are cautious with our trust.
When you intercede, we are ungracious
  as though you have only met our expectation.
As we plan how you should work for us
  we blind ourselves to your blessings.
Forgive us Lord for the sins we know in our heart.
Save us Lord from the sins we hide.
   (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P:  Faithful Lord...
C: save us from our ingratitude. Amen
P:  Our Lord is gracious and full of compassion. Even if we are faithless God remains faithful. Faithful so that we may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. It is for Christ’s sake that our sins are forgiven. It is through the Holy Spirit that we may live within the true nature of our relationship and present ourselves and our work to God without shame. 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!

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