the tentmaker

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Location: Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States

"...because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together — by trade they were tentmakers." Acts 18:3. Tentmaker is a title taken by bi-vocational pastors. As such, I am both a pastor and a project manager. I am a pastor of a local congregation of moderate, accepting and affirming people who worship in the Baptist tradition. We call our church "Hope Memorial Baptist" and we are about 40 in number. I am also a project manager of major construction projects for the State of Georgia. My home and church is in rural Coweta County, between Peachtree City and Newnan, with a mailing address of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Year B - Proper 11

Liturgy of the Word:
2 Samuel 7:1-14
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence.
Jesus came to bring the Good News of peace:
peace to those who are far away
and peace to you who are close-by.
May that peace be always with you.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Kyrie, eleison
We are sure God keeps us in his love
even when we forget him when we sin.
Let us ask the Lord to forgive us.

Lord Jesus, you loved people
and you still love all of us
with a warm, understanding love:
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus Christ, you know what we need most:
a word of acceptance and encouragement,
a gesture of forgiveness and affection:
Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you can make us like yourself:
compassionate and healing,
generous and merciful:
Lord, have mercy.
May we bring the forgiveness and mercy
which the Lord has shown us
to all those we meet.
May the Lord lead us to everlasting life. Amen.
Morning Prayer
Let us entrust ourselves and all those dear to us
to our compassionate God

Our loving God,
your Son Jesus has revealed you to us
as more tender, warmhearted, and compassionate
than any mother could ever be.
Be near to all who are wounded in life,
care for all the little people trampled upon.
Make all those who follow your Son
people who can forgive and heal,
who make themselves nourishing bread
for all who are hungry in any way.
Make us care for one another
as you care for us through Jesus,
your Son and our Lord for ever and ever.
Deliver us Lord, from every evil
and grant us peace in our day.
Keep us from drifting about without aim.
Gather us together and make us
shepherds to one another,
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming in glory
of our Shepherd and Savior Jesus Christ.
For the Kingdom,
the power and the glory
are yours, now and forevermore. Amen.


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