Week of November 22

SILENCE:  Pause for a moment to be still before God.  Rest in God’s presence.

“My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.” – Psalm 131:1-2

 OPENING PRAYER:  Praise God for who He is, giving thanks for His goodness and mercy.

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”” – Colossians 2:7

BIBLE READING & REFLECTION:

Choose one of the Bible reading options below or use one of your own:

  • GOSPELS Reading Plan – Read a chapter of the Gospels each day.

IMMERSE Bible Reading Plan – Read through the Bible in a year.

CHOOSE a Bible Reading Plan of your own.

Read and reflect on the Scripture passage for this Sunday’s Sermon: Genesis 50:15-21

PRAY FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS:

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”– Colossians 4:2

CORONAVIRUS:

  • Pray for our schools, teachers, parents and children as they go back to school.
  • Pray for our medical & health professionals, store clerks, first responders and all those on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus.
  • Pray for wisdom and patience as we consider how and when to regather for worship.
  • Pray for unity in our church body, that we may be a light to our community.
  • Pray for those who struggle with fear and doubt in the midst of these difficult days.
  • Pray for the suffering and dying, and those who love them.
  • Pray for those who have lost, or are fearful of losing, their jobs.
  • Pray for those who are lonely or cut off from family.
  • Pray for families trying to balance work, family, and school all under one roof.
  • Pray for our local, state & national government leaders as they make decisions and take actions on our behalf, that God would grant them wisdom and courage.
  • Pray for the elimination of the COVID-19 virus.

RACISM:

Pray for ourselves and our church, for our community and for our world, that we would seek to listen, to learn, to understand and to love one another.

CONCLUDING PRAYER:

Go now, and remember.
In his goodness, you were born into this world.
In his mercy, you have been kept even to this hour.
And in his love, fully revealed in the face of Jesus, you are being redeemed.
Through Christ, who is our Lord.

Amen.


Week of November 15

SILENCE:  Pause for a moment to be still before God.  Rest in God’s presence.

“The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.” – Habakkuk 2:20

 OPENING PRAYER:  Praise God for who He is, giving thanks for His goodness and mercy.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24

BIBLE READING & REFLECTION:

Choose one of the Bible reading options below or use one of your own:

  • GOSPELS Reading Plan – Read a chapter of the Gospels each day.

IMMERSE Bible Reading Plan – Read through the Bible in a year.

CHOOSE a Bible Reading Plan of your own.

Read and reflect on the Scripture passage for this Sunday’s Sermon: Genesis 40:1-23

PRAY FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS:

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

CORONAVIRUS:

  • Pray for our schools, teachers, parents and children as they go back to school.
  • Pray for our medical & health professionals, store clerks, first responders and all those on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus.
  • Pray for wisdom and patience as we consider how and when to regather for worship.
  • Pray for unity in our church body, that we may be a light to our community.
  • Pray for those who struggle with fear and doubt in the midst of these difficult days.
  • Pray for the suffering and dying, and those who love them.
  • Pray for those who have lost, or are fearful of losing, their jobs.
  • Pray for those who are lonely or cut off from family.
  • Pray for families trying to balance work, family, and school all under one roof.
  • Pray for our local, state & national government leaders as they make decisions and take actions on our behalf, that God would grant them wisdom and courage.
  • Pray for the elimination of the COVID-19 virus.

RACISM:

Pray for ourselves and our church, for our community and for our world, that we would seek to listen, to learn, to understand and to love one another.

CONCLUDING PRAYER:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts and we forgive
our debtors,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory, forever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13