Prayer of Confession and Pardon:
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have failed to recognize your image in our neighbor.
We have failed to choose to advocate for your justice.
We have failed to create community which includes all
and gives to all equal access to your abundant life.
Forgive us we pray.
Heal us we pray.
(Time for Silence and Prayer)
Hear the good news:
God’s gift of grace in Jesus Christ forgives us
and sets us free to live full human lives in community.
We may go forth confident of the grace to see with new eyes beyond prejudice;
to imagine with renewed fervor justice and mercy for all,
and to create with a new will a community
where all are given access to God’s abundant life.
Glory to God. Amen.
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Children’s Time: Hannah Day Donoghue
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who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Solo: She Came to Jesus - Gillette/Vaughan Williams
adapted by Paul Taylor
She came to Jesus from outside the fold—Canaanite woman! Persistent and bold! Looking to Jesus, she wanted to see one who would help her and set her child free. Claiming a blessing, a touch of God’s grace, she knew God’s love was not bounded by place. Jesus, you listened, debated—then healed—for in her asking, her faith was revealed. God, you still bless those who seek you in prayer. You welcome dreamers who faithfully dare. In Christ, now risen, your mercy extends: those on the outside are welcomed as friends.
11 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2a God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. 32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.
The Word of God for the People of God. Thanks be to God.
10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” 13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.” 15 But Peter said to him, “Explain this parable to us.” 16 Then he said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.” 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me. 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.”
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
Sermon: To the Lost Sheep
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All good gifts come from you, dear Lord,
and from these riches we bring this offering.
Help us to use it for the furtherance of your purpose in this place,
and for the benefit of those in need. Amen.
Hymn: Jesus, United by Thy Grace