Sunday Title: Still Still Resurrection Sunday
Sermon Title: Are We Still Working on the Resurrection?
Sunday Title: Eyes Open Sunday
Sermon Title: Ghost Story? -I doubt it!
Sunday Title: Joy Sunday
Sermon Title: “Opening Minds”
Sermon Title: "What a Country!"
Sunday Title: Author Sunday,
Sermon Title: “The Living Author of the Living Life”
Acts 3:12-19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out....
Psalm 4 Know that the Lord singles out godly people for himself.
1 John 3:1-7 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Luke 24:36b-48 Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
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.
P: Let us repent and turn to God so that our sins may be wiped out. (pause)
P: Saving Lord...
C: We have received the faithful witness of the resurrection,
but we hoard our joy, and are reluctant servants of Jesus.
We do not offer real hope as ministers to the needs of others,
we continue disbelief, doubt and even fear in Christ presence.
Instead of building on the foundation of our Lord: the Author of life,
we center our living and faith
in our own property, power and piety.
Forgive us Lord for the sins we can name,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: The Author of life lives, The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: Our Lord Jesus Christ is revealed to take away our sins. Our sins are forgiven. To the glory of God the Father we are made righteous. See the love our Heavnely Father gives us, that we are called children of God. Through the Holy Spirit we may begin to proclaim repentance and forgiveness in Christ’s name to all nations. To the Glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw