Dedication of Our Offerings
One: The Spirit of Life and Love blesses all gifts and all givers.
All: Bless us, we pray, with both generosity and with conviction. May our courage empower our gifts and our service.
The Prayer of Jesus (sung responsively)
Our Creator in heaven || Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. || Your will be done
On earth as in heaven. ||
Give us today our daily bread, || Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those || Who trespass against us.
Save us from the time of trial, || And deliver us || from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours ||
Now and forever. || Amen ||
God's People Are Cool - a video celebration
Word About Life - Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman
Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, "Tabitha, get up." Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.
Spiritual Direction Tip - Shared by Karen Richter
Words for Mission
One: In the week ahead, may our paths be joyful!
All: May we find compassionate companions and shared peace.
One: These are the times.
All: We are the people.
One: All of Creation is blessed.
All: May we love all and serve all.
One: May God be with you.
All: And also with you.