Invitation to Worship:
Leader: When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
All: God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust.
Leader: When we stand at the edge of the world’s pain and need,
All: Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble service.
Leader: When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst:
All: the Spirit invites us to sit at the Table of grace.
Opening Prayer: by Thom Shuman
God-ever-with-us: you draw us near to your heart, so that, cradled in compassion, we might see the brokenness of all who are around us.
Teacher-beside-us: you draw us near to yourself, so that, by following you, we may discover the deep joy of serving the broken of the world.
Spirit-within-us: you draw near to us with your peace, so that, reconciled and restored to God, we may be the healers to a world shattered by despair.
God in Community, Holy in One, as we draw near to you in this time, we lift the prayer you have taught us, saying, Our Father . . .
Scripture: Matthew 24:3-14
Message: Jesus goes mountain climbing