November 12, 2023 – Forgive others Selfishly

November 14, 2023

Call to Worship

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Prayer
We put our minds together as one and thank all the Birds who move and fly over our heads. The Creator gave them beautiful songs. Each day they remind us to enjoy and appreciate life. The Eagle was chosen to be their leader. To all the Birds – from the smallest to the largest – we send our joyful greetings and thanks.
      Now our minds are one.
We are all thankful for the powers we know as the Four Winds. We hear their voices in the morning air as they refresh us and purify the air we breathe. They help us to bring the change of seasons. From the four directions they come, bringing us messages, and giving us strength. With one mind, we send our greetings and thanks to the Four Winds.
      Now our minds are one.
Now we turn to the west where our Grandfathers, the Thunder Beings, live.  With lightning and thundering voices, they bring with them the water that renews life. We bring our minds together as one to send greetings and thanks to our Grandfathers, the Thunderers.
      Now our minds are one. Amen


One: Let us pray…

    Majestic Lord, you unselfishly provide us with the sanctuary of your love.  You wisely calm our imagined fears while nurturing our dream-filled hopes.  Grant us the ability to serve you faithfully.  Joyfully, we honor you with these tithes and offerings.  Blessed be your name!  Amen.

November 12th Sermon

Luke 23: 32-38 NIV

            Scripture Lesson            

32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”

36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the King of the Jews.

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