Call to Worship
Leader: If you are able, please stand for the call to Worship: People of God, who do you come to worship?
People: We come to worship the Living One of All.
Leader: How will you worship? How will you live?
People: We come to worship not with words alone but as instruments of justice and love and grace for all.
Leader: Come, you who belong to God. Come, you who are “foolish” in the eyes of those who do not have the eyes to see.
People: Yes, we come unabashedly as those who abide in God’s goodness and in God’s heart, in the name of Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
People: And also with you!
Leader: Let us pray together…
All: Eternal God and Faithful One, remind us today that your invitation to covenantal life has no expiration date. Allow us to see that the generous life always imagines big possibilities through your “kindom.” Inspire us to see and sense that in our giving we connect to our neighbors in need and we find joy. Encourage us to believe that when we share of our time, talent, and treasure we declare our trust in the abundance of your grace. This we pray in the name of the One who both revealed your amazing love for all creation and gave his life for us. Amen.
Service February 5th
Luke 12:12-21 (The Living Bible)
12 for the Holy Spirit will give you the right words even as you are standing there.”
13 Then someone called from the crowd, “Sir, please tell my brother to divide my father’s estate with me.”
14 But Jesus replied, “Man, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that? 15 Beware! Don’t always be wishing for what you don’t have. For real life and real living are not related to how rich we are.”
16 Then he gave an illustration: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. 17 In fact, his barns were full to overflowing—he couldn’t get everything in. He thought about his problem, 18 and finally exclaimed, ‘I know—I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones! Then I’ll have room enough. 19 And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “Friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Wine, women, and song for you!”
20 “But God said to him, ‘Fool! Tonight, you die. Then who will get it all?’
21 “Yes, every man is a fool who gets rich on earth but not in heaven.”