Monday, January 21, 2008

January 27, 2007 -- 3rd After Epiphany Year A

Like grains in a farmer’s field,
the church is scattered across the globe.
Like four friends cleaning their nets,
we have heard a strangely compelling voice saying “Come! Follow me!”
We join with our Christian brothers and sisters of many denominations,
worshipping God, answering the summons as best we can.
Let us worship together, let us pray…

God, here we give of our treasures and our selves. In response to your call to come and follow we offer that which we have. May these gifts become a conduit for your love, your hope, and your justice. Amen.

We have been to the lakeshore, we have heard the invitation.
Now do we leave our nets and lives behind to follow or do we remain in the comfortable and the known?
There is something that draws us to leave, to step out into a whole new life.
And so we too drop our nets and labours, we join the trek to the light.
And as we walk away we go knowing that we have met God in this man from Nazareth. We go knowing that we do not, and will not, walk alone. Amen.

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