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What does a 21st century worshiper look like?


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Remembering the Dream

We give you thanks, Holy God, for the saints who have borne witness to your Word throughout the ages. We give special thanks for your servant Martin Luther King, Jr., who responded to your voice to serve and gave his life for the cause of love and justice in our land.

 

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Epiphany Call to Worship

Lord, this year, we will follow the Star of Bethlehem.
Too long we've gone the wrong way
Followed the wrong stars!  

 

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Today Begins the Holy Season of Advent

Today begins the holy season of Advent.
Today begins a holy time of preparation. . . . 

 

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My Soul Smiles: A 21st Century Worship Resource for the First Sunday of Advent, Year A

My soul smiles
My heart dances
My fears flee . . .  

 

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The Days Are Getting Darker: Call to Worship for the First Sunday of Advent

The days are getting darker and darker.
Night's blind shadow, longer and longer.
Our hearts sigh to the eastern sky.  

 

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Midrash: The Last Laugh

Midrash, in Judaism, is a commentary on the ancient Hebrew text by the rabbis.  They were known to supply missing information (often based upon their own speculation) in order to give their students a clearer understanding of the text and its principles.  The Rev. Sherrie Dobbs Johnson has used the principles of Midrash to help us imagine the challenges of Mary's pregnancy and the birth of Jesus in the stable from Mary's perspective. 

 

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Love Inconceivable Came Down to Earth: A 21st Century Resource for the Third Sunday of Advent

Joy indescribable, Hope unbelievable,
Love inconceivable came down to earth!  

 

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In the New Jerusalem

One day in the New Jerusalem
We shall all walk in peace.
There shall be joy, unspeakable joy.  

 

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A Prayer for Persecuted Christians

God, you know
The plight of people far away
Oppressed by governments and vigilantes 
In places where Christianity is an unpopular choice.  

 

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Response to the Word for Luke 20:27-38

Thank you for knowing when we don't understand enough to ask the right questions.
Thank you for loving us through differences grounded in misunderstanding. 

 

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