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October 1, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

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Christy Harper, the Curator of Hodges Chapel at Beeson Divinity School, will preach on "The Magnificat" from Luke 1:46-55.

All are invited to stay for Community Lunch after the service. The cost is $4 per person.

 

Prompts for Reflection

Prayer of Preparation

Gracious God, we praise you that our Messiah was born of Mary and became the incarnate Word made flesh. Give us grace to follow her example to become instruments of your grace, servants of your will, and channels of your love. May it happen to us as you have willed, and may we follow her example of faith and discipleship as we proclaim with her, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.” Amen.

Additional Scripture Readings

1 Samuel 2:1-10
Matthew 5:1-12

Song of Praise

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Benediction

May the Mighty One who has done great things, and whose mercy goes on from generation to generation, when life’s perils confound you; may his counsel guide you and beneath his wings protect you, and may God be with you for all of your days.

The Prayer of Preparation is adapted from The Worship Sourcebook (CRC Publications, 2004), and the Benediction is from Benedictions: A Pocket Resource (Christian Focus Publications, 2007).