Sermon on expectations and hopes as a people of God. We are the
place where the Spirit resides, the hope of the prophets we have seen in
our own day. But when the crisis comes we have to maintain our faith,
our trust in the process of God's creation and new creation in us.
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great
might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through
Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor
and glory, now and for ever. Amen.