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Sunday Sermon – Blessings

July 23, 2017
Passage: John 13:34-35; Ephesians 3:12-4:1
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Affirmation of Faith

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

~ the United Church of Canada

Litany of Departure

I carry this church in my heart. We receive your thankfulness, and we offer you our forgiveness. We express our gratitude for your time among us. Forgive us for our shortcomings – for ways we have sinned against you. Your influence in our lives will not leave us, even though you depart from us as our interim pastor. …

Let us pray. All: God, whose everlasting love for us all is trustworthy, help each of us to trust the future which rests in your care. The time we were together here in your name saw our laughter and tears, our hopes and disappointments. Guide us as we hold close these cherished memories, but now move in new directions, until that time to come when we are completely one with you and with each other. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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