LECTIONARY, YEAR A
October 22, 2017
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Call to Worship: Exodus
One: God, even when we do not know you, you know and call us each by name —
ALL: There is no other God but you.
One: From the rising of the sun, in lightness and in the dark —
ALL: You are God, and your people gather this day to worship you.
Holy God, we want to understand you with our whole being: heart, mind, and soul. Too often, in our yearning to know you, we test you. We will only follow if there is proof before our eyes, and not because of a faith in our souls. Keep calling us, keep challenging us, and keep forgiving us. For in our confession we made new. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon: Matthew
Just as God knows us each by name, in every confession that we offer, we are drawn closer to God and forgiven. People of God, hear the good news that in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ you are forgiven and made new. AMEN.
Prayer of Dedication: Psalm
God let our offering be worthy of the glory due your name. Let all that we offer this day, join with the gifts of others to bring healing and hope to the named and the nameless. You are our God, so let all that we give be done with beauty and strength so your love may be known throughout the world. AMEN.
- Lectionary readings referenced from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Vanderbilt Divinity Library
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