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

Epiphany 2

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Worship Aids, Cradled in God's Heart
Series VIII, Cycle A

Thom M. Shuman

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Call To Worship
One: Gathered in winter's grayness,
we wait,
All: looking for the One
who is the light for all people.
One: Called to be saints,
we wait,
All: to listen to the One
who is not speechless
when it comes to good news.

One: Commissioned to be servants,
we wait,
All: to be enriched with every spiritual gift,
so we can spend them on others.

Prayer Of The Day
Like a teacher,
Faithful God,
you bend down to listen
to our hearts;
like a friend,
you stretch your hand
to pull us out of the holes
we have dug for ourselves;
like a mother,
you teach us new songs
to hum throughout the day.

You carry salvation
to every corner of creation,
Tender Lamb,
so light might fill
our shadowed souls;
so our ears
might be opened
to stories of faithful saints;
so your strength
might carry us
when we are too weak to follow.

You are not speechless,
Wisdom's Word,
when we need stories of faithfulness;
you are not voiceless
when our hearts need new songs;
you are not silent
when the world is broken,
but call us to serve with you.

God in Community, Holy in One,
hear us as we lift...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 worship resource, Epiphany 2, 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, Cradled in God's Heart. 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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