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A Benediction

May love rain down on us, so we know why God calls us beloved.
May challenges and questions fill our days, so we know the Spirit of Wisdom and Creativity who walks with us.
May many opportunities to see Jesus in each other arise, so we practice compassion, justice, and mercy as Jesus did.
Go out into God’s world knowing you are never alone and always loved. Amen.

submitted by Rev. Susannah DeBenedetto, Salisbury, Maryland

CTW: Psalm 96

O sing to the Lord a new song, all the earth. Bless God’s name and tell of God’s salvation from day to day. Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, O people; give God all glory and honor! Bring an offering, and come into God’s courts; worship … [Continue reading]

confession: The Bluejean Armor of God

Holy and beloved God, though we wander from your path as though we don’t have a care in the world, it is you who protects us and guides us back. When we would choose falsehood, tighten your belt of truth around us. When we would be corrupted by the … [Continue reading]

CTW: Light – Word – Life

We gather to worship God, to proclaim the Divine Light There is no darkness in God, for God is Light Eternal We gather to worship God, to proclaim the Divine Word There is no falsehood in God, for God is Truth Eternal We gather to worship God, … [Continue reading]

prayer–guide me

Guide me, O my great Redeemer. We seek your guidance, O God, for there are many choices in our lives and many paths we could take. We need your wisdom. We need to know how best to live in your ways. Hear us cry out for help. Pilgrim through this … [Continue reading]

POP–stretched out

Holy God, your grace is amazing beyond comprehension surrounding and filling all creation. We give you thanks for your unbounded love for glimpses of your kingdom for faith lived and visible for hope that will not let go for joy that has … [Continue reading]

POP–break us open

Oh God, we come to prayer this day with no words… hearts heavy, minds reeling, fear and grief and anger and hopelessness and resistance all mingling together and blocking the things we want and need to say. And yet you are still God. We … [Continue reading]

POP–after Charleston

Oh God, Oh God, Why have you forsaken me? Jesus cries out from the Cross, and the Psalmist cries out from the depth of despair. But, we your faithful people know that you are never far from our cries. You were with Christ upon the Cross, you were … [Continue reading]

illumination: in perfect rhythm

Composer of life, may the words of Scripture serenade us like lyrics begging for a response… may the catchy melody of creation ring through these words, inviting us into the dance of new life… and may the beat of your heart keeps us in perfect … [Continue reading]

communion: Trinity Sunday

Invitation to the Table Friends, this is the joyful feast of the people of God! By the mysterious wonder of our triune God, we gather here to celebrate a feast for all time, joining with Jesus and his disciples in an upper room, with the … [Continue reading]