July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Second Sunday After Epiphany

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Worship Aids
Series VI, Cycle A

H. Burnham Kirkland

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Words Of Assurance
Jesus said: "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly." From him receive life and light, hope and peace, in this life and the life to come. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer
We are here today, O Lord, to celebrate your gift of a good creation. We ascribe to you all glory and power. May you bless your people with your peace.

O Most Holy Redeemer, we need you to hear us even though our complacency has made us deaf to you. We need you to receive us now even though our self-sufficient attitude has made us forget you. We need you to care for us because we have failed to care for each other.

Ever-living God, you have breathed into us the very breath of life. You beheld us even before we saw the light of day. It is to you, Creator of all, that we give our truest adoration, our highest praise, our purest love....

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 worship resource, Second Sunday After Epiphany, is based on Psalm 40:1-11 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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