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Confession of the Sin of Blaming Pilate, Temple Leaders, & Everyone Else

*Confession of Sins & Assurance of Grace We fear new ways. We fear giving up the status quo. And Pilate has Jesus whipped.  Open our eyes, Lord. Open our eyes, Lord. We think we know best. We reinterpret what your

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, John, John 19, John 19:1-16a, Uncategorized

Who are you?

“Who are you?”, they asked Jesus. “I Am,” he replied. They followed Jesus. Peter and the others journeyed with him from place to place. You will deny me before the cock crows. “Never,” replied Simon Peter. They came for Jesus.

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Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, John, John 18, John 18:12-27, New Testament, Uncategorized

God’s Word

We’ve been in exile. We’ve allowed ourselves to be tempted by the idols of things and power. We’ve found it isn’t what we thought.  Shopping therapy and yearning for a soda pop does nothing to build up our world. They

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 55:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Reignite Your Image in Us

Injustice. Darkness. Illness. Darkness. Hopelessness and temptations. Darkness. Worry and anxiety. Darkness. Evil in many forms pervades our world. Darkness disorients. We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.

Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

We Believe & We Have Doubts

We gather as people on a journey. We believe & we have doubts, we do good & we sin. We are imperfect humans, and still beloved by God. Love and grace. Hope and faith. These are the essence of the one

Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance

And we run.

*Prayer of Confession responsive You call, God. And we run. You point, God. And we go the other way. We hide from you, God. And you seek us out. We get angry at you, God. And you wait patiently. We

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Jonah, Jonah 3:10-4:11, Old Testament, Uncategorized

As the Cherith Dries Up

*Call to Worship & Confession of Sin We come together even as the Cherith Brook dries up. God calls us to worship in the easy times and the hard times. Though we sometimes fail, we strive to offer grace to

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Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 17, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Old Testament, Uncategorized
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