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Oct 12

Words for Worship – 18th Sunday After Pentecost

Call to Worship (adapted from Exodus 33:18-19)

The goodness of the Lord passes before us;

     The name of the Holy One is proclaimed for all to hear.

God is gracious and merciful to whomever God chooses;

     Show us your glory, O Lord, we pray!

Prayer of Confession (based on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

God of Grace, we know that you have chosen us, but we often forget that you have also chosen others.  You call us to be imitators of Christ, yet many times we are imitators of the world.  You challenge us to turn from our  idols, but we are tempted to turn back to them again and again.  Rescue us, Lord, from ourselves.  Show us your way.  Guide our every action, that we may live as you call us to live.

Prayer for Illumination (based on Psalm 99)

Mighty God, you spoke to your people in the pillar of cloud as they walked together in the wilderness.  Speak to us through your Word today, that we may hear you calling us out of the wilderness places in our lives and into new places you have promised to show us.  In the name of Christ, we pray.  Amen.

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