Sermon on the stories we tell to make meaning, on how our story fits
into God's story, and what that means for our lives as Christians,
Americans, and users of Facebook. This the eight o'clock version of the
sermon and may differ slightly from the one you heard. Don't be
Wake up, O, people of God, the world needs a
people dedicated to forgiveness, healing, and faith, living lives in
the Spirit of God, letting God flow through us for the world's sake.
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more
ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or
deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those
things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things
for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and
mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.