Ordinary Time

A Prayer for Pentecost

Heavenly Father, We thank you that through baptism You poured Your Spirit on us.

We pray that Your Spirit would daily point us to the forgiveness that we have through Jesus’ death and resurrection. In this forgiveness cause us to recognize the freedom that we have. May Your Spirit compel us to share this good news with our neighbor.

We pray that Your Spirit would humble us to love those who do not think like us, speak like us, look like us, or live like us. Move us to acts of service of not only those we love, but also our enemies and those who do not wish us well, or of whom we do not approve.  

We pray that those we encounter would be confused by our love and yearn to know why we love, and through that yearning  they would see that it is because of the gift of forgiveness we have been given through Christ on the cross.

When we judge, when we ignore, when we neglect, we choose sin.  In the moments we choose sin and the moments we do not even realize we are choosing sin, we ask that Your Spirit would point us right back to the hope we have in Christ through those very same redeeming waters of baptism.

Strengthen and preserve us in faith by Your Spirit until our final day.
It is in Jesus’s name, by the power of the Holy Spirit that we pray. Amen.

photo by Christian Chen

Ignite

Ignite

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Lord you call us to be people of peace 
To reconcile and to redeem 
Lord we're willing, but we are weak 
Give us strength to serve all we meet 

To the weak and the poor made known 
May your love through us be shown 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Lord you call us to be people of love 
Living sacrifice to your glory oh Lord 
Transform us by the blood of your Son 
Bringing justice and mercy 
Walking with you God 

To the weak and the poor made known 
May your love through us be shown 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Ignite in us pure holiness 
Cleanse us from all selfishness 
Lead us in paths of righteousness 
To the work You prepared in advance for us 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Music and Lyrics by Blake Flattley

CCLI# 7087805

Doxology

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen. Amen. Amen

About this song:

The Doxology is often sung at the end of a hymn or sometimes alone at the end of a service. It is meant to focus the singer on the trinitarian nature of God. In this version, we’ve arranged it to be sung three times through in an effort to allow the singer to further meditate on the words.

Sing

Sing

We are a broken people, not worthy of Your grace
Humbly we will enter the temple of Your praise
Fall to our knees, Lay at Your scarred feet
The Lamb who took our place upon the mercy seat

And You sing over us. You sing over us.

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

You are the one,
Who’s made us holy and set apart
Claimed as Your people
We worship You, the One True God

And You sing over us. You sing over us.

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

As You sing, As we sing

As You sing over us. You sing over us.

Sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise


Music and lyrics by Blake Flattley

CCLI Song# 7064066

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About this song:

This song came from a Lutheran understanding of worship, Gottesdienst, meaning, God's service or Divine Service. The idea that God comes to us in His gifts (baptism, His Word, communion) and we then respond to Him. 

The verse from Zephaniah 3:17 helped to shape the idea in this song of the interaction that takes place. We are not merely gathered to sing at God, but He sings over us as we sing to Him. We interact with Him as He continues to point us to the grace that He has poured out for us.

"The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision oh Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
waking or sleeping Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my True Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father and I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

High King of Heaven my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys oh bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision oh Ruler of All

Still be my vision oh Ruler of All

CCLI# 7064078
Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull & Mary Elizabeth Byrne
Arranged by Blake Flattley

image by Aaron Burden

Prayer for Peace

Heavenly Father, we come to You today with heavy hearts and weary souls, the weight of this world’s brokenness pushes down on us, heavier and heavier every day. How long Lord will we wait for Your return? How long must we endure the hurt of this life? We cry out to you, Lord, have mercy. 

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Disaster and tragedy surround us. We pray for those wounded, physically and emotionally, may your peace provide them healing. We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, may your comfort overwhelm them.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those who find themselves confused and angered by the brokenness and devastation in our world. As they weep and wonder, may they find assurance and serenity in You.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, take our hurt, our fear, and our pain, replace them with forgiveness, with trust, and with comfort. Move your church to bold acts of love, of compassion and generosity. This is our prayer. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

There Will Be Rest

There Will Be Rest

"There Will Be Rest" flowed out of experiences in New York City where everyone is seemingly running to try to keep their head above water. This song is meant to be both a song of lament and a song of assurance. As we cry out to God with the hurts of this world, we are reminded that God meets us in that hurt, that He is bringing healing, and in Jesus we have rest both now and not yet.