Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost


We are a community of believers called by God to live humbly in the spirit of Christ and to act as His voice and hands in our world.

Our ministries and missions emphasize worship, prayer, study, hospitality to others, and care within our congregation.  We are focused especially on the issues of poverty in our community and the world around us through projects and programs aimed at addressing the needs of those who are hungry and without enough clothing or adequate shelter, and those suffering abuse.



Christ Gives the Keys of the Kingdom to Peter

Perugino (ca. 1450-1523)

From http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-processquery.pl?code=ACT&SortOrder=Title&LectionaryLink=AProp16

 Accessed 8/7/14



Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ, and henceforth is known as the rock upon which the church will be built. Confession has continued as a means of the faith being passed from one generation to another. It occurs during our baptisms, and when we are gathered around the Lordís Table. It is a source of instruction, renewal, and commitment. It provides a solid foundation.



               Opening Sentences                       

Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth. Come to worship the One who answers our prayers.

If God were not on our side, we could not live. If God were not for us, we would be swept away.

God has gifted each one of us in unique ways. In our variety, we complement one another.

We rejoice in Godís love and faithfulness. Blessed be our God, whose word is true.

In thankfulness, we bring our joyous songs. We are here to pay attention to Godís instructions.

We are here, seeking to discern Godís will. We are open to Godís transforming Spirit.



Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.


God beyond our knowing, we believe that you care for humble people who seek to follow your Word more than for those who are pretentious and proud in places of power. You have protected your people when they were surrounded by trouble. You have provided a way of escape in the midst of oppression. Your love never fails. Come, Holy One, to transform us. Work within and among us to renew our minds and build community. Nurse us into the health you intend for all your children. You are our help and our hope. Amen.


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