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Proper 14
Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19

from the book
Lectionary Worship Aids
Series V, Cycle A

Dallas A. Brauninger

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 — Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33


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First Lesson: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Theme: Peace At Home First

Call To Worship
Leader: Look to your families, what do you see?
People: We see both dissension and cooperation.
Leader: Look to your families, what do you see?
People: We see both jealousy and adoration.
Leader: Look, what do you see?
People: We see ourselves both falling short and making valid efforts to do our best.
Leader: Come now with all the complexities of human relationships to this place of grace.


Let our dedication to peace be stronger than our need to fight, dear God. Let our sense of fairness be greater than our craving to be first. Let our appreciation of justice transcend our sense of jealous competition. O God, our guide and our savior. Amen.

Prayer Of Confession

We know, Gracious God, that peace begins at home. When discord bellows in the house or conflict disquiets our souls, all we do elsewhere reflects its chaos. Strengthen our courage, God, to come to terms with the turmoil in ...

This Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 worship resource, Proper 14, is based on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and relates to Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 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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