Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2022

body of water near orange and green leaf trees

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus;

To reach out and touch Him and say that we love Him

Open our ears, Lord and help us to listen.

Open our eyes, Lord we want to see Jesus.

Praise, honor, and glory be to you, Christ Jesus, Son of the Living God.
To you be glory at all times, in the church which waits on earth for you, and in that which is with you in heaven, now and forever.
Jesus, you are the eternal Word, who became a human being and loved among us.
Those who were yours say your glory, the glory which you received as the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.
In you, the full content of the divine nature dwells in a human body. You are the true God and eternal life.
Through you the whole universe is reconciled to God.
You made peace through your death on the cross.
Therefore God raised you to the highest place above, and gave you the name which is greater than any other name.

Glory be to you, Holy Spirit, our Teacher, Guide, and Comforter.
We proclaim your righteousness and praise.
You pour out the love of God into the hearts of all believers and make their bodies your holy temples.
By your own reason and strength, we cannot believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, or come to him; but you call us through the gospel and enlighten us with gifts of grace.
You dedicate us to God in the true faith, and you enable us to remain in union with Jesus Christ.
We praise you, together with the Father and the Son now and forever.

Most Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with your whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry, and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen

The Lord says: I, even, I am the God who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and will not remember your sins. Go and sin no more.
Lord, make us truly one in spirit with all your faithful people as we profess our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in the one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the

Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one

Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and

the Virgin Mary and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the

third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is

seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who

with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in the one holy Christian and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for

the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince,rebuke,and encourage, with utmost patience in teaching.
2 Timothy 4:2


You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes,for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
Deuteronomy 16:19


How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God?
John 5:44


God of creation, teach us that we cannot glorify you when we are contributors to injustice,oppression, and the destruction of your creation. Search our hearts and lead us to truth, that we, and our world, may be healed. AMEN.

February 2024