Call to Worship
(inspired by Matthew 11:29 and Revelation 21:5)
Come all who are weary
of wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division
Come all who are heavy-laden
with too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger
Come all who have hope
for liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom
Hear these words
â€œSee, I am making all things new.â€
~ from I Am Making All Things New, written by Rosie Venner.
Pandemic Benediction No 3
We bless you with joy
May you find moments of laughter and bliss
In the midst of suffering and distress
May you cherish those times and may they sustain you
We bless you with the fruits of humility
May your humble and sacrificial actions
Be instrumental in preserving your community
And loving your neighbors
We bless you with peace
In the face of financial hardship and uncertainty
May you know the faithful presence of the God who provides
Go in peace.
Love your neighbors.
You are not alone.
~ based on prayer written by Emily Swan and Ken Wilson of Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, co-pastors of Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor. Posted on Solus Jesus.
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Supporting Godâ€™s Work through Central
We encourage you to continue your faithful support of Centralâ€™s ministry in these days. Offerings can be mailed to Centralâ€™s office (501 S. 4th St Springfield, IL 62701) or you can make an online offering here:
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
You can support One Great Hour of Sharing by designating OGHS in the memo of your contribution followed by any special concerns you would like it to address. For example: “OGHS – COVID”