February 21, 2021
For prayer exists, no question about that. It is the peculiarly human response to the fact of this endless mystery of bliss and brutality, impersonal might and lyric intimacy that composes our experience of life.
~ Patricia Hampl
Who one believes God to be is most accurately revealed not in any credo but in the way one speaks to God when no one else is listening.
~ Nancy Mairs
Prayer is simply talking to God.
God speaks to us: we listen.
We speak to God: God listens.
A two-way process:
speaking and listening.
~ Mother Teresa
The prayer preceding all prayers is “May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.”
~ C. S. Lewis
Call to Worship
When we are lonely and feeling lost . . .
Jesus calls us and brings us hope and peace.
When we are angry and frustrated . . .
Jesus heals our wounds and soothes our tempers.
When we are sorrowful and broken . . .
Jesus binds up our wounds with his healing love.
Come, let us worship the one who cares so abundantly for us.
“All Things are Possible”
Shelley Ahn-Wong, Children’s Ministry Director
Pastor Kate Conolly
“Keep Company with God”
“Grace Flows Down”
Over and over your grace sustains us,
over and over your love provides for us,
over and over your arm steadies us.
We give you these gifts,
with gratitude and joy,
thankful that you are God over all.
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
Sisters and Brothers in Christ.
Go in peace
May God our Creator renew in us the creative Spirit
that brings healing and life to all creation.
May Jesus the Christ, sustain us in boundless grace and love
May the Holy Spirit fill us with courage to be bearers of God’s hope in the world,