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What Are We to Do?

Here are worship materials for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 14B.

Call to Worship Psalm 34:1-8 Adapted

One: I will bless the Lord at all times;

All: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

One: My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

All: let the humble hear and be glad.

One: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

All: I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

One: Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.

All: This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.

One: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

All: O taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are those who take refuge in him.

One: In this we find peace, as we greet one another,

“The peace of the Lord be with you.”

All: And also with you.

Prayer of Invocation (in unison) Augustine of Hippo adapt.4th c.

Gracious God, in whom we live and move and have our being, look upon us and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of your brightness. Fill us with holy love, O Lord, and open to us the treasures of your wisdom.

All our desire is known to you, so make perfect what you have begun and what your Spirit has awakened us to ask, filling us with your fullness of presence and grace. We seek your face; turn your face unto us and show us your glory, for only then will our longing be satisfied, our peace be made perfect, our joy complete. Strengthen us to be as children, attending to what’s told us and thus reclaiming the power of words, coming to understand the mysteries of what the Church proclaims, and on which relies, and which we receive as a treasured inheritance.

We pray this in your Holy Word, ever speaking to us and revealing your good will anew, Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior. Amen.

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