Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You think about me, and that is amazing. Help me to grasp the gift of Your love, and help me to express Your love to those around me. Amen.
Read: Genesis 1:26-2:3
Reflect: How is it that both man and woman are created in the image of God? Does man hold more of the image of God, or does woman, or how do we account for the differences between men and women and still acknowledge the image of God in both? What special gifts do people get because they are made in the image of God?
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “Heavenly Father, King Eternal”
Heavenly Father, King Eternal,
Leading on to victory,
Through the din and strife of battle,
Conquerors by Thy side are we.
Power of Satan cannot harm us;
Evil cannot long endure.
Marching ‘neath Thy mighty banner,
We do surely feel secure.
Through the valley, over the summit,
Darkest night and brightest day,
Waters deep and stormy places,
Still Thou leadest all the way.
Flash of lightning, crash of thunder,
Restless wave I shall not fear;
For the pathway straight before me
Is not long when Thou art near.
Sing! O sing, ye pure and spotless,
For this day art thou made whole.
Let the rocks and rills proclaim it:
Love hath cleaned yet one more soul.
Praise His name for full salvation;
Give Him praise forevermore.
Gladly take the cross of Jesus;
Follow as He leads before.
Closing Prayer: “Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.” (Psalm 72:18-19)