Monday, January 20, 2014

Cycle A Epiphany 4 Lectionary 4

2/2/2014 Confession

Sunday Title:  Faith Sunday 
Sermon Title: “What do You think? What do you faith?”

Sunday Title:  Inaugural Sunday 
Sermon Title: “Inaugural Address”
Sunday Title:  Discipleship Sunday
Sermon Title: "Discipleship 101"

Scripture Cuttings:
Micah 6:1-8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Psalm 15 O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

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:  The Lord has a case against us, the Lord’s own people, let us make our confession. (pause)
  Lord of all righteousness...
C: we confuse ourselves about what is valuable.
  We do not see the blessings you put before us.
We boast in signs and wisdom,
  but you offer to us a humble walk.
We strive for prosperity
  and you call us to hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Save, O Lord, your people.
Forgive us the sins we know.
Save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)

P:  Lord in your kindness.
C: hear our confession. Amen

P:  Our God is kind, our God is merciful. God chooses what is low and despised in the world to give us what we really need. It is through the cross and through God’s own son: Jesus Christ that we may receive righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. Through the Holy Spirit we may renew ourselves and do what the Lord requires, in the name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw

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