Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you have called the church into being and have gathered us into one family. By the power of your Holy Spirit help us to live in unity and peace with all of your children. May our actions this day be fruit of your faith in your kingdom. In the name of Christ. Amen.
Read: Psalm 133
Read: Ephesians 4:1-16
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “O Spirit of the Living God”
O Spirit of the Living God,
Thou light and fire divine,
Descend upon thy Church once more,
And make it truly thine!
Fill it with love and joy and power,
With righteousness and peace.
Till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,
And sin and sorrow cease.
Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow
Until our minds are free
From mists of error, clouds of doubt,
Which blind our eyes to thee!
With flaming love and zeal,
To preach to all thy great good news,
God’s glorious commonweal!
Teach us to utter living words
Of truth which all may hear,
The language we all understand
When love speaks loud and clear;
Shall blend their creeds in one,
And earth shall form one brotherhood
By whom thy will is done.
So shall we know the power of him
Who came us all to save.
So shall we rise with him to life
Which soars beyond the grave;
And earth shall win true holiness,
Which makes thy children whole,
Till, perfected by thee, we reach
Creation’s glorious goal! Amen.
Closing Prayer: Be held in the center of God’s will today and know the joy, freedom, and power of walking by faith and in faithfulness. Amen.
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