June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

New Year/New Beginnings

from the book
Liturgical Aids

John H. Will

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Call to Worship
There are times for new beginnings,
And for renewing ministries.
The old must be left behind, unworthy things cast off.
There must likewise be an openness to receive the new, the untried yet full of promise.
What will we make of the new, that the new year brings?
With great expectations, we let God mold us afresh, that we be fit instruments for new avenues of service in God's name.

Holy God, it is here in worship that we finally take time to reflect upon the new year - to consider what it offers and what it demands. In one sense, it is no more than one month sliding over into another. Yet the very fact that we invest it with something new causes us in mind and heart to assess where we've been and where we are going. And this is good. For we can then pray, O God, that you help us get rid of any excess baggage that we've been carrying...

This worship resource, New Year/New Beginnings, is based on Isaiah 43:15-21. This worship resource relating to Isaiah 43:15-21 is excerpted from the book 'THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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