Sunday, October 28, 2012

All Saints Year B

L          Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord, and who may stand in God's holy place? Those of innocent hands and purity of heart, who do not swear on God's being, nor do they pledge by what is false. (Psalm 24:3-4) Let us confess the ways we pledge by what is false.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L         It will be said on that day;
C     Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. (Isaiah 25:9)

L       See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4)

Monday, October 22, 2012


L           …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 "no human being will be justified in his sight" by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:19-20) Let us confess the ways we know ourselves to be sinners.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L          God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
C         Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and the mountains shake in the depths of the sea; for the LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46:1-2, 11)
L          But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed (which is) through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are now justified by God’s grace as a gift…(Romans 3:21-24)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pentecost 21b

L          All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) Let us confess the ways we have gone astray.

Silence is kept for confession reflection

L       Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases…
C       He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his wounds we are healed.

L       The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities… because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pentecost 20b

L            The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.. it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before God no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L       O Lord
C       teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. Satisfy us by your steadfast love in the morning; so shall we rejoice and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:12,14)

L            …let us hold fast to our confession …for we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

Pentecost 19b

L       It is Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.(Hebrews 2:9)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
C       what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them, human beings that you should care for them? (Psalm 8:1,4)

L       It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing  many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is )not ashamed to call (us) brothers and sisters… (Hebrews 2:10-11)

Pentecost 18b

L         The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  (James 5:15-16)

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L         Keep your servant from presumptuous sins;
C       let them not get dominion over me; then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a great offense.

L       My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.