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Worship – July 15, 2012

Worship on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 15, 2012

Preparing and Setting the Altar

Be present among us, Lord. Fill this place with your Spirit.

Lighting of the Christ Candle

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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us—sinners that we are—and hear these ours prayers:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

As we learn from our Lord who lived, died, and was raised for us, let us sing.


Let me hear what God the 
Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people…

Psalm 85:8-13
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people…
Amos 7:7-15
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people…
Mark 6:14-29
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people…
We Listen and Interpret Together


Our brother, San Juan de la Cruz, whom we call St. John of the Cross, was a 16th century Spanish, Roman Catholic mystic and student of St. Teresa of Avila. In the second meditation of his Spiritual Canticle, he writes, “The more a soul loves, the more perfect it is in its love; hence it follows that the soul which is already perfect is, if we may speak in this manner, all love.  All its actions are love, all its energies and strength are occupied in love.  It gives up all it has, like the wise merchant, for this treasure of love which it finds hidden in God… As the bee draws honey from all plants and makes use of them only for that end, so the soul most easily draws the sweetness of love from all that happens to it.  It makes all things subservient to the end of loving God, whether they are sweet or bitter.”


Prayers for OthersThe Lord’s Prayer



Take up the prayer of our brother, St. Anselm, as your own prayer as you go: “Take away, you who take away the sin of the world, these which are sins of the world, which I carry from living in the world.” Go now, from this place where we have met to worship, with a heart freed from corruption and the power to speak truth in love to a world so desperately in need of both.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.


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