From Worship at Good Sam – ” From the Hand of Jesus – Life, Freedom and Hope Stand Strong” – August 21, 2016
Prayer: O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer: O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer: Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may be ready to receive you wherever you appear, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Having a Mind that is set on Christ”
Prayer: Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Prayer and the Shaping of Faith Within Us”
Prayer: Almighty and ever-living God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and you gladly give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us your abundant mercy. Forgive us those things that weigh on our conscience, and give us those good things that come only through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Just What is the Main Thing”
Prayer: Eternal God, you draw near to us in Christ, and you make yourself our guest. Amid the cares of our lives, make us attentive to your presence, that we may treasure your word above all else, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer: O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, you are the city that shelters us, the mother who comforts us. With your Spirit accompany us on our life’s journey, that we may spread your peace in all the world, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
from Worship at Good Sam on June 19, 2016
Sermon: “Put On Christ”
Prayer: O Lord God, we bring before you the cries of a sorrowing world. In your mercy set us free from the chains that bind us, and defend us from everything that is evil, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Holding on to the Last Word”
Prayer: Come, O God Almighty, and Reign among us! Accomplish your purpose and make us your own that we may worship you and the Lamb, who sit on the throne and bring justice and mercy to all. To you be all honor, worship and praise, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
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Lessons: Ephesians 4:1-6,11-16, Matthew 18:1-6
Sermon: “To Face the Challenges of Being New Community in Christ”
Prayer: O Lord, As Christ is Risen and alive among us, so let us be alive in Christ. Let every gift of the community of Christ be available until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Let your work, O God, be brought to completion in us, we ask in Jesus’ name.
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