Sunday, October 30, 2011

All Saints Year A

L          Fear the Lord, you saints of the Lord, for those who fear the Lord lack nothing. (Psalm 34:9) Let us confess the ways we do not reverence the Lord.

Time for confession and reflection

C         I will bless the Lord at all times and the praise of God shall always be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)

L          See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are …when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. (1 John 3:1,3)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reformation Sunday

L                     Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God” for “…everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.” Let us confess the ways that we are slaves to sin (Romans 3:19, John 8:34)
Time for confession and reflection
L              O God
C             make us still and know that you are God for you are our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1,10)
L              Jesus said, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:31-32,36)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pentecost 19a

L            The Lord said to Moses: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:2, 18) Let us confess the ways we fail to reflect the image of God.

Silence for confession and reflection

L             O Lord

          Keep us from walking in the counsel of the wicked and sitting in the seats of the scornful. May we delight in your law and remember your teaching! (Psalm 1:1-2)

L             The righteous are like trees planted by streams of water bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper for the LORD knows the way of the righteous. (Psalm 1:3, 6)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pentecost 17a

P       Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, think about such things. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6, 8) Let us confess our anxious thoughts and make our needs known to God.

Time for confession and reflection

P       O Lord,

C       You are my God. You are a shelter from the storm and shade from the heat. I will exalt and praise your name for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things. (Isaiah 25:1,4)

P       Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4, 7)