God’s Word called into being the pumpkins, the geese who fly south, the leaves which litter our lawns. In awe, we come into the presence of the God of vivid imagination. God’s arms reach down and gather up children, lovingly placing us in grace’s lap. In joy, we reach up to the God who loves us completely. God’s Spirit fills our lungs, so we can cry out for justice for the broken, the young, the old, the abandoned of our time. In service, we join with our God to build hope in our world. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Mighty and Merciful God, you give us minds to know you and hearts to love you. You have offered us the resources to unlock and receive the gifts of your grace and goodness. We acknowledge that all too often we let our minds wander to trivial matters, when you have important purpose in our life. Help us apply our minds and spirits to understanding your Word and will through Jesus Christ. Accept this prayer and the silent meditation of our hearts now . .. Amen.
- Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy 26: 1-10
- New Testament Lesson: Philippians 4: 4-9
- Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service
- No. 341 – Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!
- No. 435 – We All Are One in Mission
“Gratitude—a Necessary Attitude” – Rev. Scott G. Loomer