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Proper 27 Year C


Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Litany of Confession

We are too often stuck in the past,

nursing old wounds, rehearsing sins of long ago

allowing our visions for today and tomorrow to be stalled.

Lord have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

We are gathering into barns (and bank accounts)

preparing educationally, spiritually, and emotionally for the future;

denying the pleasure of life today with eyes focused on tomorrow.

Christ have mercy,

Christ have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

We are so intent on caring for our nuclear families

we miss the presence of Christ in the homeless, the aging, the vulnerable

who live just outside our doors.

Lord have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

 

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Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, October 2001. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Call to Worship

The Word of God is planted in our hearts.

May our hearts be receptive to the Word.

The Love of God rains down on us.

May our souls soak in the wonder of God’s love.

The Breathe of Godde blows softly within us.

May our minds be stirred by the power of God’s spirit.

 

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