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September 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

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Paul R. House will preach "The Word of the Lord Stands Forever," a sermon from Isaiah 40:1-31.

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

 

Prompts for Reflection

Prayer of Preparation

O God, our great Shepherd, you tenderly gather us as lambs, carrying us with your all-embracing love. Yet, like sheep, we wander from you: following our own ways, ignoring your voice, distrusting your provisions. Forgive our stubborn rebellion, our hardened hearts, our lack of trust. Refresh us once again by your quiet waters of mercy and restore our souls by your redeeming love. Guide our paths, that we may follow you more closely. In the name of Christ Jesus, our faithful Shepherd we pray. Amen.

Additional Scripture Readings

Matthew 7:24-27
1 Peter 1:22-25

Song of Praise

Behold Our God

Benediction

Let those who trust the Lord be like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. May that same Lord establish you in the gospel so that all peoples might believe and obey him who is the only wise God; the glory is to him forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

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).