Prayer of Confession

This prayer is based on Isaiah 55. God, we are thirsty and you call us to your waters. But sometimes we try to slake our thirst from other sources. Forgive us when we turn away from the living water that you offer. God, we are hungry and you offer us bread without cost. But sometimes…

Call to Worship for Epiphany

Arise, shine; for your light has come! God’s glory has risen upon us. Despite the state of this world: Despite illness, despite fear; Despite disappointment, despite injustice; Despite sadness, despite violence; Despite grief, and despite despair– God’s glory will appear over us. Lift up your eyes and look around: See the light of God’s hope,…

Offertory Prayers for Advent

The four offertory prayers below are written for the four Sundays of Advent to coordinate with the Advent candle themes.   Holy One, this Advent season we wait in hope. And we give in hope. Hope for your coming reign; Hope because of your presence with us even now. Receive these generous offerings, And use…

Call to Worship: One in Christ

This Sunday will be the first in our “Rooted and Grounded” series, exploring the biblical and theological bases for some of our dearly held values. We begin by exploring the biblical foundation for anti-racism work. Our call to worship is based on Genesis 1:27 and Galatians 3:28-29.       We are created by God…

Call to Worship for Lent 3A

This call to worship is based on Psalm 78:12-20, which echoes the week’s lectionary reading from Exodus (17:1-7) Can God spread a table in the wilderness? In the sight of our ancestors, God worked marvels. Can God spread a table in the wilderness? In the land of Egypt God divided the sea and let them…

Call to Worship for Lent 2A

Based on Psalm 121 In the wilderness, we will lift up our eyes. In the wilderness, our help comes from God: Our God who made the wilderness; Our God who inhabits the wilderness. God is our keeper; God is our shade and shelter. Let us praise God together. You may also be interested in this…