August 16, 2020

Sabbatical: The Seventh Year Stretch

Passage: Leviticus 25:1-7, Jeremiah 34:12-17
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August 16, 2020 Bulletin


CALL TO WORSHIP     Alice Bailey, Lector

May God be gracious to us and bless us and

make his face to shine upon us,

that your way may be known upon earth,

your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge

the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, has blessed us.

May God continue to bless us;

let all the ends of the earth revere the Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE      “God Welcomes All” – GTG #399

CALL TO CONFESSION      Rev. Seth Thomas


God of all people, we come before you this day keenly aware of the ways we fall short of your vision for us and for our life together. You tell us how good and pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity, and yet we create division and cultivate disdain. You command us to care for each other, but we send away those crying out for help. You call us and put us together in community, but we want to pick and choose those with whom we associate. Forgive us for thinking we are self-sufficient and independent, rather than utterly dependent upon you and in need of each other. Help us to see ourselves and others as the beloved reflections of the divine we are and give us the grace to treat each other as such. Amen.

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