May 14, 2023 – Mother Mary – The (un)told story

May 15, 2023

Call to Worship

Leader: When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
All: Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Leader: And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me
All: Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Leader: When the broken-hearted people living in the world agree
All: There will be an answer, let it be
Leader: For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
All: There will be an answer, let it be


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: Creator of all that has been, is, and will be, You are the God who sees us. You are the God who sustains us. How can we ever thank you for all that you have granted us? For you have granted us our very lives, creating us in your own divine image, and calling us good. Amen.

Service May 14th 

Scripture Lesson 

Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)            

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

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