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CTW: Child of God

Child of God, you are welcome here.

We gather with our siblings, sustained by the faith of Christ.

Child of God, you are called.

Our hope is in God’s light, working together to build the Kingdom of Heaven.

Child of God, you are loved.

May God’s love always fill us to overflowing, sustaining our Spirits. Amen.

 

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

prayer: love deep and wide

Note:  Two voices can do the call and response rather than a congregational response.

Leader:            Lord, Your love is deep and wide:  a love that covers us even when we wander into the wilderness becoming hungry and thirsty.

People:            Nothing can tear us from the grip of Your mighty love.

Leader:            Jesus, Your love is fierce and strong:  a love that is the bread of life satisfying our hunger and the living water quenching our thirst.

People:            Nothing can tear us from the grip of Your mighty love.

Leader:            Spirit, Your love is sweet and wild:  a love leads our hearts to repentance as we cry out, “Lord, help!”

People:            Nothing can tear us from the grip of Your mighty love.

Leader:            Lord, You will not accuse nor will You condemn those who turn to You.   May our hearts be humble as we rest in the saving power of Your Name.

 

Submitted by Michelle Henrichs

call 2 confession / declaration of grace: good news / bad news

Call to Confession

We are capable of making decisions that show regard for everyone…
but we are also capable of making decisions that don’t.
So please join me in the prayer of confession, printed in the bulletin,
followed by a moment of silent reflection and personal confession.

Declaration of Grace

The bad news is…
no matter what you do or don’t do,
these lush, shiny, green palm leaves
are going to eventually wither, dry, and turn brown.

But the good news is…
no matter what you do or don’t do,
The tireless, relentless, limitless love of God
Always remains, unshakably, the same.

So let’s sing and give thanks to God!

Submitted by Scott Cervas, pastor at Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY)