November 18th, 2015

Affirmations of faith
We rejoice to believe in God both holy and mysterious,
both Mother and Father, in whose image we are made.
Who gives us freedom, purpose and order.
Who embraces, protects and provides.
Whose eternal arms reach out through Christ, to bring us home.

We believe and depend upon the God of love
Who created us in all our glorious difference
Who sustains us through all our numerous trials
And who heals, reinvigorates, and holds us in time and beyond
Always forgiving, accepting, and surprising us, as the Spirit moves.
 
God, you are our rock
Our place of safety in our journey through life
You are our companion in our dark places
The strong hand for our uncertain steps
Our creator and recreator  who forgives us and heals us
Our journey’s end
In whom all shall be well

 
Intercessions

Your hand reaches into the water and you take a stone,
choosing it carefully
holding it in your hand
feeling its weight.

We are the stone in your hand.

Companion of all, help us to know
the care with which you chose us
the tenderness with which you hold us
the potential with which you send us.

Your hand releases the stone into the pool, and sets off ripples…

Holy Wisdom, creating and nurturing
Transform our longings into action

The ripples spread out to the people around us - the people we live and work with, learn and pray with, laugh and eat with.
We pray for…

Holy Wisdom, creating and nurturing
Transform our longings into action

The ripples spread out into our society.
We pray for…

Holy Wisdom, creating and nurturing
Transform our longings into action

The ripples spread out into the world.
We pray for…

Holy Wisdom, creating and nurturing
Transform our longings into action