Prayers of the People | November 15, 2015

Baptismal Dove

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
In a spirit of gratitude for material blessings let us uphold in prayer the needs of our world.

Creating God, you fashioned the earth and made it suitable for human life. May we use our gifts to make our society a suitable place to uphold all life. Gracious God, may we share the joy.

Sustaining God, you bless the work of our hands and provide for our needs. May we sustain those who are less fortunate than we are. Gracious God, may we share the joy.

Redeeming God, you freed Israel from slavery and led them into a land flowing with milk and honey. Enable us to safeguard human freedoms so that every life may be lived in peace. Gracious God, may we share the joy. Read more

Scot Crandal’s Newly Published Collection of Psalms

Scott Crandal PsalmsSome of the most beautiful texts we sing during the liturgy are the Psalms. Lately, we’ve been using some new settings from Scot Crandal’s newly published collection of psalms, The Living Church Acclaims. It uses texts from the Roman Catholic Lectionary which offers a briefer presentation of each Sunday’s psalm. As there are so many translations of the psalms, the verses sometimes differ from what is printed in the bulletin but the refrain will always be the same to ensure our unity while singing out with joy together. More information about Scot’s significant work, The Living Church Acclaims, can be found at zealmusicpublishing.com/tlca.

Sermon | November 8, 2015

Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Mark 12:43-44

The Collect

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Sermon | November 1, 2015

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And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.”

John 11:41-42

The Collect

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
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