Scripture: Matthew 17: 1-8
Message: “Property Brothers”
Invitation to Worship:
Leader: We worship you, O God, with songs of praise.
People: We worship you with words of prayer
Leader: We worship you with ears that listen for you to speak your saving truth into our lives.
People: We worship you in the silent spaces where we struggle for hope and for courage.
Leader: We long for a glimpse of your glory: the glory that shines in the darkness
People: the glory that touches lives with a beauty so holy that it heals the wounded soul; the glory that gives strength to the weary.
Opening Prayer: from Christine Jerrett
God of glory, God of light, We, who stumble and fall so often, worship you, longing for your light to shine upon us. Dazzle us with your holy love, draw us into your purifying presence, speak to us your transforming truth. Then, grant us grace to live every moment changed by such glory—daring to live with hope and courage and love reflecting the life of Jesus, through whom your glory shines in the most unexpected ways. We pray in the words of the Light of the World, Our Father…
Theme: The disciples want to do the right thing. But is the right thing always what you would expect?