Call to Celebration
God, we are grateful for your glorious presence here on earth.
You delight in our presence.
We are gifted.
You created us as one family.
Your presence empowers us to impact the world.
We will not let fear or “isms” keep us from revealing the good pleasure you delight in giving to all of humanity.
We treasure the gifts within us.
We endeavor to become fully who you called us to be for the healing and wholeness of all creation.
God, thank you for the interruptions in our lives. They remind us to stop and focus on those things that really matter. They allow us to pause and reset. Thank you for the gift of pause and beginning anew. Amen
Service August 07
Luke 12: 31 - 40 NIV
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near, and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”