August 23, 2020
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Passage: Luke 4:16-21
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Jesus is the year of the Lord’s favor and ushers in a kingdom of forgiveness, freedom, and economic justice.

August 23, 2020 Bulletin

Hymns

CALL TO WORSHIP          

As one body we have many members,
each uniquely gifted for a particular purpose.
We, who are many, are one body in Christ.
Prophets and poets, thinkers and teachers,
artists and advocates, consolers, and caregivers.
We, who are many, are one body in Christ.
With thanksgiving, we offer our varied gifts
in service to Christ, who makes us one.
Let us glorify the Lord!

HYMN OF PRAISE      “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” – GTG #438

CALL TO CONFESSION      Rev. Seth Thomas

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord, we grow hardhearted, seeing each other as competing for scarce resources rather than one human family created and cared for by you, our God of infinite abundance. We conform easily to the ways of the world, striving endlessly for those things that do not satisfy, practicing greed and participating in systems that hurt people and creation. You call us to another way, the way of Christ Jesus our Lord, a way of compassion and justice, love and service. You offer us a life of joy and grace, mercy and redemption, readily available to us when we repent and seek you and your righteousness first. We turn to you now, forgive and free us, we pray. Amen.

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