July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b


from the book
Liturgical Aids

John H. Will

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Call to Worship
We worship the Christ who promises to be with us always.
Christ has ascended to heaven, there to rule with love and mercy.
Yet God, by taking Christ from us, has not abandoned us.
Christ instead intercedes for us and continues to nurture us.
Indeed, Christ creates the bond that enables us to support one another.
So would we pull each other higher and higher into God's presence.

Just like those first disciples, O God, we do not have to worry about our future, for we are assured of your presence with us. We know that by mercy, forgiveness, and love we are connected to you. So can we feel at peace, though the world rage around us. Thanks to you, O God, for this wondrous good news that transforms our whole mode and purpose of living. Moreover, since your love shows no partiality, no one of us can claim to be better or more important than the other. Just as we have together ...

This worship resource, Connectedness, is based on Luke 24:44-53. This worship resource relating to Luke 24:44-53 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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