Prayers For Memorial Day • Online worship for Sunday, May 24, 2020
God of ages past and hope to come, we offer our gratitude for those who have gone before,
We offer our hope for those yet to come. On this Memorial Day weekend,
– Help us to remember the sacrifices bravely made in which one has given life for another and for all.
– Help us to remember those that stand in the breach where there is trouble and in which conflict threatens to undo your good creation.
– Help us to remember that we look for the day when every weapon will be replaced by an implement of peace, that all may be fed and live in your wholeness.
This is the last Sunday of our May Worship Series “At Home with God.” What have you learned about God’s presence where you live? For most of us, our homes provide a structure to house ourselves and things, some amount of economic security, safety from the elements, as well as a place for nurture and enjoying life’s pleasures. How can our homes serve as places of sacred connection to our Creator God?
Two psalms of comfort and hope give shape to our praise of God: Psalm 121 & Psalm 122. Two stories from the Gospel of Matthew help us discover the ministry of our homeless Jesus. Where did Jesus make his home? Where is the household of God to be found? What happens when “church” is in our homes? We will take the opportunity to reflect upon our homes as God’s household where tools of kindness, joy, generosity, and more are employed in making church happen wherever God’s people are found.