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Invitation: we are not alone

In the broken and messy world in which we live in there are many things to worry about: debilitating illness, hate inspired violence, or the uncertainty of our future well being. It is easy to close ourselves off emotionally, physically, and spiritually to seal ourselves and our hearts away behind doors forged from fear. Yet despite our efforts, Jesus enters in unhindered and says, “Peace be with you.” He encourages us to engage the worries, doubts, and fears we face filled by the Holy Spirit, our advocate…we are not alone.

At this table, we remember the life, death, and resurrection of our savior who bids us to go out sharing Good News and practice acts of forgiveness with ourselves, our neighbors, and our enemies. This table is for those who feel certain and those who feel frightened. This table is for those who feel filled by the Spirit and those who are seeking to be filled. This table does not belong to the Presbyterian Church, it belongs to Jesus Christ—and it is he who invites all to share in the bread and cup of peace, love, and life everlasting.

Submitted by Rev. Andrew Black, Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, IN

CTW: guided by the star

Leader: Guided by the Star we come
People: To pay homage to the Shepherd of Israel
Leader: Guided by the Star we come
People: To kneel before to the Light of the world.
Leader: Guided by the star we come
People: And we are overwhelmed with joy
Leader: Guided by the star we come to Worship
People: We come to celebrate the Christ, our Savior.
 
Submitted by Pastor Andrew Black, United Methodist Church Arnold-Merna-Anslemo, NE