Prayer: Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Prayer: Merciful God, gracious and benevolent, through your Son you invite all the world to a meal of mercy. Grant that we feast on his richness and walk in his ways so that with all your saints we may reflect your life of justice and joy, in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: Consecration Sunday – Guest Speaker Pastor Tom Knoll
Prayer: Merciful God, gracious and benevolent, through your Son you invite all the world to a meal of mercy. Grant that we may eagerly follow His call, and bring us with all Your saints into Your life of justice and joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Working it Out, with God”
Prayer: O Lord God, tireless guardian of your people, you are always ready to hear our cries. Teach us to rely day and night on your care. Inspire us to seek your enduring justice for all this suffering world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “God Purposed it for Good”
Prayer: Wise and merciful God, your goodness and faithfulness are sometimes hidden from our eyes. Fill us with faith that we may come to see and know the assurance of every good and fruitful blessing you desire to bestow upon us. Create in us grateful hearts even before we have known the full wonder of you steadfast love, through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer: Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them as a true reflection of your love for us all through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “The Living Word”
Prayer: O God, through your Word, you spoke and the world began.Through the Scriptures you continue to speak to your people and draw new generations to your goodness.And through your Living Word, you come, sustain and redeem your chosen ones. Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Our Lord Jesus. Amen.
Prayer: God among us, we gather in the name of your Son to learn love for one another. Keep our feet from evil paths. Turn ourminds to your wisdom and our hearts to the grace revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Be the Blessing”
Prayer: Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer: O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.