Psalms And Prayers For Congregational Participation
CALL TO WORSHIP Praise the matchless One, servants of God. There is none like our Sovereign God in heaven or on earth.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION RULER OF ALL, ALL THINGS, ALL PERSONS, WE ADMIT THAT WE ARE MORE SHREWD IN GETTING AHEAD IN EARTHLY THINGS THAN WE ARE IN HEAVENLY THINGS. WE MAY USE EVERY ADVANTAGE WE CAN GET TO AVOID TAXES, BUT NOT EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO AVOID TEMPTATION. WE MAY PAD OUR ACCOUNTS AND EXAGGERATE OUR VIRTUES IN GIVING ACCOUNT OF OURSELVES. FORGIVE DISHONEST ACCOUNTING AND SLIPSHOD MORALITY FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SON, OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
UPCOMING WEEKS In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
A pastor has been called to a certain congregation with one major mandate in mind: “Revitalize our youth ministry! We built this new addition to our church building, with a huge mortgage and we cannot get any younger people to come to our church activities.” So, the Pastor mobilizes the younger families in both the church and in the local area for monthly Sunday night activities. However, the very faces that were on the pastoral call committee often have alternative family plans on Sunday nights.
It is said that if everyone started their adult life on an equal footing with £1000 each, some would go on to become millionaires, some would chug along comfortably, some would struggle to make ends meet and some would become poor. It may also be true that those who became millionaires would be venerated, those who were comfortable would be admired, those who struggled would be despised and those who were poor would be so completely disregarded that they would quickly become invisible.
1Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who
had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was
squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him,
'What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of
your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.' 3Then the manager said to himself, 'What will I do, now that my
master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong
enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to