May 28, 2017
John 17:1-11
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS
Series III, Cycle A


B. David Hostetter



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CALL TO WORSHIP
Do not keep the goodness of God hidden in your heart: proclaim God's faithfulness and saving power.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Supremely powerful Person, you have shown us love as well as awesome strength. In Jesus of Nazareth you have come among us as one who serves. We confess that we often prefer to be served than to serve, to be masters rather than servants. Forgive our disposition to shirk your service when we may risk suffering in the hands of the cruel and uncaring. To be sent as lambs among wolves does not appeal to us, as it did not appeal to Jesus, who nevertheless was your Lamb to take away the sins of the world, including ours. Amen.

DECLARATION OF GOD'S FORGIVENESS
Hear the Good News. You are claimed as Christ's own along with everyone who invokes the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Friends, believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

EXHORTATION
Go in God's strength to call back...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 worship resource, SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY, is based on Isaiah 49:1-7 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS . 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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