Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you who call me to prayer and who offer yourself to all who seek your face, pour out your Holy Spirit upon me today and deliver me from coldness of heart, a wandering mind, and wrongful desire. By the power of your spirit place within me steadfast love and devotion, so that today I may worship and serve you with all my life; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
Read: Matthew 1:1-3:17
Prayer:for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “Dear Master, in Whose Life I See”
Dear Master, in whose life I see
All that I would, but fail to be,
Let thy clear light forever shine,
To shame and guide this life of mine.
Though what I dream and what I do
In my weak days are always two,
Help me, oppressed by things undone,
O thou, whose deeds and dreams were one! Amen.
Closing Prayer: Almighty God, cause your good gifts to flow in and through my life and ministry this day and always. Amen.