Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You have given me such a great gift in Your Son, help me to Abide in the light of Your grace and love. Amen.
Read: 1 John 1:1-2:2
I will be preaching from this passage next Sunday. Read it carefully and consider what God would want to say to you from this passage.
Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself
Hymn: “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”
Sing with all the saints in glory;
Sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
To the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking,
Soon the storms of time shall cease;
In God’s likeness we, awaking,
Know the ever lasting peace.
Life eternal! Heaven rejoices:
Jesus lives, who once was dead!
Join we now the deathless voices;
Child of God, lift up your head!
Patriarchs from the distant ages,
Saints all longing for their heaven,
Prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages-
All await the glory given.
Life eternal! O what wonders
Crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
When, amidst earth’s closing thunders,
Saints shall stand before the throne!
O to enter that bright portal,
See that glowing firmamaent;
Know with Thee, O God Immortal,
Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent!
Closing Prayer: Love the Lord your God…walk in all his ways…obey his commands…hold fast to him…serve him with all your heart and all your soul. (Joshua 22:5)