Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, July 24, 2016

Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

CALL TO WORSHIP
One: O Lord, we come to you as nervous, tired little birds,
All: And you cradle us as your own. 
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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, July 24, 2016

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85:1-13
Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Luke 11:1-13

*exegetical note: I wrote a paper on the beginning of Hosea in the ancient Hebrew back in the day, and from what I found, “whoredom” is actually an incorrect translation. The word implies that she was indeed with many partners but not being paid for it. I think that changes the implications. I would be interested in hearing how that changes your reading.*

CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We come today seeking the Lord. 
All: We knock at the door hoping for a return to wholeness. 
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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time C, July 17, 2016

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

*Note: I am using names of currency in today’s liturgy, so for those of you not in the United States you will likely want to adjust that terminology in the Prayer of Confession.  Sorry about that.  I just thought it was important enough to reference and didn’t want to just say “shekels.”  Thank you for your understanding!*

CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We like to think that our faith is our individual pursuit.
All: But, O Lord, you call us into community.
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