Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish painter, 1834-90), Christ and Staff, oil on canvas.
Sermon on the stories we tell to make meaning, on how our story fits into God's story, and what that means for our lives as Christians, Americans, and users of Facebook. This the eight o'clock version of the sermon and may differ slightly from the one you heard. Don't be alarmed.
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Wake up, O, people of God, the world needs a people dedicated to forgiveness, healing, and faith, living lives in the Spirit of God, letting God flow through us for the world's sake.
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.