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Sermon - "Can You Really Ever Go Home? " Rev Dr Jim Moran
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Call To Worship (from Psalm 48)
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, atop the holy hill.
God is in the citadels, for God is known as our sure refuge.
O God, Your praise, like Your name, reaches to the earth’s farthest end.
Your right hand is full of justice, and Your city boasts many watchtowers.
The city of God has strong bulwarks, it is a stronghold in time of terror.
O Lord, You are our God forevermore; be our guide forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer Of Confession
Compassionate Judge, I thank You for Your graciousness toward me, dealing with me not according to my sin, but according to Your boundless mercy. If You, O Lord, should keep account of sin, who could stand? Surely not me! But with You is forgiveness. Yet I deny the mercy by which I live. I am slow to forgive, yet quick to rise up in judgment. Forgive my indifference and ingratitude in the face of Your never-ending mercy for me. Enable me by Your Spirit to love my neighbor as I ought, trusting myself to Your generous mercy for my own hope, through Jesus the Messiah, my Lord and my Savior.
(Silent prayer of personal confession.)
Call To Confession
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget His benefits –
Who forgives all your iniquity,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the Pit,
Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
Who satisfies you with good as long as you live
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103)
With such benefits from the Lord, let us confess our sins, praying.....
Come home to the table and find rest.
Come home to the table of our Lord Jesus and be satisfied with broken body and shed blood.
Pastoral Prayers of the People(Prayer requests are listed at the end of the bulletin.)
Prayer of Dedication
O Father God, who grants all the blessings of our lives, we are thankful for the gift of our beautiful earth, a safe place to live, plenty to eat and drink, freedom for our faith, and more than enough to share. We dedicate our gifts to You for the work of the church here and worldwide, along with these freedoms to pledge our lives to You, in the name of Jesus, who gave His life freely for the world and us. Amen.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen
Song Of Assurance
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.