May 3, 2015 Confession
Sunday Title: Another Real Love Sunday
Sermon Title: Well Connected
Sunday Title: Mother’s Day
Vine True Love Mo
Sunday Title: Mother’s Day First Communion Sunday
Sermon Title: “First Love”
Sunday Title: Abiding Sunday
Sermon Title: "How do you interpret abiding?"
Sunday Title: Love Sunday
Sermon Title: “God is Love”
Acts 8:26-40 So Philip... heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.
Ezekiel 19:10-14 (2009) Your mother was like a vine in a vineyard transplanted by the water, fruitful and full of branches from abundant water. Its strongest stem became a ruler's scepter; it towered aloft among the thick boughs; it stood out in its height with its mass of branches.
Psalm 22:25-31 ...future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that the Lord has done it.
1 John 4:7-21 God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
John 15:1-8 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.
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: God is love, let us see where we fall short. (pause)
P: Saving Lord...
C: we find your love in our lives,
but we are reluctant to share with our brothers and sisters,
even to spread the Gospel.
The power of the word lays open before us,
interpretation and understanding are available,
still we do not want to grow in faith.
We feel your love abides in us – inside ourselves,
yet we have no spirit of reconciliation or trust.
so your love abides not in us;
not to our brother and sister nor into this community.
Lord you know what does abide in us.
Forgive us for the sins we name,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: God is love, let us see where we are raised. The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Our sins are forgiven. As we come to know God’s love for us in this way, we testify to the love of God the Father. Our testimony comes to the world as we love our brothers and sisters as we build this faithful community. This love bears much fruit to the glory of God 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!