a community creating for the relentless return of Sunday

Confession: Vulnerable Love

Holy and Beloved God, you are the one worthy of praise, who fills our hearts with extraordinary joy, and who weeps with us when we lash out and hurt each other. In your infinite love, you care for us, and teach us to love each other as you do. Instead, we too often use our feelings as a shortcut for manipulation, trying to get others to do what we want instead of listening for your guidance. Help us to change, to listen to each other, trusting in you and each other to love again in vulnerability, knowing that all shall be well. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Lucus Levy Keppel, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Okla.

Sunday’s Coming: working toward July 22

It’s Tuesday morning! Do you know where your liturgy is? What have you been doing this summer? This would be a great time to check in, leave a comment here, and let us know what you need, what has been helpful to you at LiturgyLink, and what you have written that you want to share with your colleagues! What creative things have you done in worship this summer.

While 2 of us are spending time in Scotland…and one of us is preparing a trip to Kansas City &San Francisco in a week, we still have to deal with the relentless return of Sunday.

So what is your focus on Sunday? Will you reflect on David’s desire to build a house for God (2 Samuel 7:1–14a)? The familiar words of the 23rd Psalm whose writer finds comfort in God’s presence and providence? Paul’s encouragement to the Christians who do not come from the Jewish tradition, that they are part of the promises of God (Ephesians 2:11-22)? Or will you reflect on the relentless nature of the people who wanted to see Jesus, and his unshakeable compassion to care for them (Mark 6:30-34,53-56)?

Let’s talk! 🙂