We continue to follow Jesus’ example, welcoming all children, to share and grow with us in loving and serving the Lord, our Savior.
O God, with sincere gratitude, we thank you for the inheritance which you have given to us through Jesus Christ, and to all who believe in him as Savior. We thank you for those who have been godly influence on our lives, helping us to walk in your path, for inspiring our vision of the years of hope and promise and the vocation to which you have called us. Guide us, we pray, with your continual help, that the truth of your Gospel may inform our hearts, and your Word may be a light to our feet as we grow from childhood, into adolescence and into adulthood. Preserve our integrity and keep us from evil; accept our lives as we dedicate them to you this day so that in all that we do at school, work or leisure will bring glory to your holy name. Through the Holy Spirit unite the youth of all nations in the Kingdom of Christ our Redeemer, and in the service of justice, freedom and peace and as faithful stewards of all creation.
Watchword for the Week
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. James 5:13
Prayer for Today
Divine Muse, attune our ears to the song of praise to you that lasts eternally. May we always lend our voices to this song, regardless of our circumstances, for all our noises are joyful to your ears. Amen
Congregation Watchword for the Year
The Lord will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29:11