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Abraham, man of faith

Worship
Lectionary Worship Aids
Cycle B, Series IV
Call To Worship
Leader: Let all of God's people come together and share our faith!
People: For we are justified by faith and not our works alone.
Leader: Once we suffered the wrath and harshness of the Law.
People: But now we have been set free by our faith unto good works.
Leader: Then let us celebrate God's grace and mercy in our songs and praise.
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Collect

Almighty and merciful God, You could have justly condemned and rejected us, yet You chose instead to send us the Christ who brings us Your salvation. We praise and thank You with all our love. In Christ we pray. Amen.

Prayer Of Confession

Lord, so often we have taken for granted the wonderful mission You gave each one of us as we became a part of Your church. Too often our days have returned to the mundane and we have lost sight of our commission to take Your light into the darkness wherever we find it. Forgive us, Lord, and restore our passion to serve and live for You. In Christ we pray. Amen.

Hymns

"I Would Be True"

"God Will Take Care Of You"

"My Faith Looks Up To Thee"
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