Psalms And Prayers For Congregational Participation
CALL TO WORSHIP Praise God's glorious name, bow down before the Holy One when Christ appears.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION MAGNIFICENT CREATOR, WE ARE HUMBLED BY THE VOICE OF YOUR POWER AND MAJESTY EVEN YOUR SON JESUS AWES US, AS HE DOES YOUR SERVANT, JOHN THE BAPTIST, SO THAT WE KNOW WE ARE UNWORTHY TO UNFASTEN HIS SHOES. WE ARE OFTEN TOO PROUD TO STOOP TO THE MENIAL SERVICE THAT OUR NEIGHBOR'S NEEDS REQUIRE. FORGIVE THE ARROGANCE THAT OVERLOOKS THE CHRIST WHEN HE IS IN THE GUISE OF OUR NEEDY NEIGHBORS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD; THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, YOUR MODEL SON. AMEN
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.