Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time C, July 3, 2016

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

One: Weeping may linger in the night, but joy comes in the morning. 
All: Let us seize this day and live joyfully in the Lord. 
One: Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. 
All: Let us notice the holy interventions today in things grand and simple.
One: Give us this day our daily bread. 
All: Today may we worship our God of the subtle, everyday needs and great wonders. 

O Lord, you come to us in the great and small. You are in our next meal and our next adventure. You are grieving with us in our darkest hour and kiss healing onto our slightest scrapes and bruises. May we revel in how you engage with us today. Amen. 

Let us not reject our Lord, but instead let us come openly and honestly confessing our sins. 

I Holy One, forgive us. We think we are too important. We think we are so unique that we deserve special attention. We want the powerful tasks, the impressive things and the proper respect. Walking with no bag or food or reservations made leaves us insecure and afraid. Help us trust you. And help us not be the town that rejects your messengers. We ask for your forgiveness and help this day. Amen.

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, and God does not give up on us. Know deep inside of you that in the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven. Alleluia. Amen. 

Naaman wanted to do something impressive – something as important as he was, but he was told to just wash himself repeatedly. We want Jesus to be an integral part of our lives, leading us on a great faith journey, but we are just given this bread and cup. But more comes at this table than we could ever understand. Come, be fed, be filled, and through these simple elements, become ready for your journey. 


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