Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Here are the readings and songs for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 20, 2017

Act of Praise:    Psalm 133   –   UMH #850
First Scripture:    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8   –   Page 1037

Prayer of Confession

God of blessing, your mercy knows no bounds! You have expanded your everlasting covenant with your people Israel to include people of every nation, to all whom you love. We were like dogs who were glad for the crumbs under the table, who now delight in feasting as sons and daughters with Christ. Send your Spirit to guide us to bring all you call to rejoice in the midst of your congregation. We dedicate our worship and our very lives to you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Song of Praise:     Come and Find the Quiet Center   –   TFWS #2128
Second Scripture Lesson:     Matthew 7:7-14   –   Page 1505
Sermon Title:     “Managing Change: Exploration”
Closing Song:     We Are Called   –   TFWS #2172

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