a community creating for the relentless return of Sunday

communion: on Psalm 91

O God Most High, we give you thanks
today and every day for your unfailing goodness and love.
You are always coming to the rescue of your faithful ones,
and you promise to guard us in all our ways.
We praise you for the gift of this sacrament,
which is a sign of your promise to watch over us forever.
As we come to this table, we lift up before you
those who need your special protection today.
Grant your healing, your protection, your peace, and your hope
to all who are in need.
Give your special care and guidance to this nation,
and grant peace to all the earth,
in the name of the Prince of Peace,
who prays with us as we say together:

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Marion, IA

Dedication: we wait upon you

Almighty God our refuge,
you provide all things for those who wait upon you.
We present these offerings to you as signs of our trust,
knowing that your angels guard all our ways.
Show us your salvation, today and forever,
we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Marion, IA

CTW: hope

One: We gather together
to hear God’s word of hope.
All: “The days are surely coming,”
says the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.”
One: We gather together
to celebrate our part in God’s purpose.
All: “Surely I know the plans I have for you,”
says the Lord,
“plans to give you a future with hope.”
One: We gather together
to be re-made in God’s image,
to bear the word and
to do the work of hope in the world.
Come, let us worship God.

 

A call to worship for Ordinary 26C (Jeremiah 32), based on previous promises (Jeremiah 29 and 31).
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL