Call to Worship
Leader: Stitch us together, O Holy one. We have come with our pockets filled with the fabric of our lives:
All: Stitch us together, tailor us to your truth.
Leader: Some of us are frayed and worn; some are untimely torn…
All: Stitch us together, O Holy one,
Leader: We are topstitched, backstitched, and drop stitched, zigzag, curved, and straight, full of color and texture,
All: Stitch us together, O Holy one, that all might receive what they need for another day,
Leader: Patterned by our tailor Jesus whose seams are wide with mercy and forgiveness,
All: Stitch us together today, O Holy One, and raise us and your Church, a garment of new life, clothing for a new day.
One: Please join me in unison in our Offertory Prayer…Friends, the peace of Christ be with you!
All: And also with you!
One: Let us pray…
All: God of the Universe, thank you that your promises are sure, you are faithful, I can rely on you. Your word says that we will find joy in offering our time, talents, and money to meet the needs of others. Help us to give freely, sacrificially, and cheerfully towards.
Service April 16
Matthew 9:16-17 (NRSV)
16 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. 17 Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are ruined, but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”