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.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Year B - Proper 13

Liturgy of the Word:
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a
Psalm 51:1-12
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35
The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence.
We have been looking for food that lasts,
the true bread from heaven, Jesus himself.
Those who believe in him will never grow thirsty.
May Jesus our Lord be always
our food and drink for life,
and may he always stay with you.
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Kyrie, eleison
We now ask the Lord to forgive our sins,
that this eucharist may bring us closer to him
and give us his mentality.

Lord Jesus, bread of life,
you nourish us with your living words:
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus Christ, bread of life,
you give us yourself to eat and drink:
Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, bread of life,
you ask us to become
each other’s food and drink:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, in your kindness forgive us our sins
and sustain us with your body and blood
on the journey to everlasting life. Amen.
Morning Prayer
Let us pray to the Father
that Jesus may be our bread of life

Our living God,
we hunger for lasting life and happiness
and the fulfillment of all our hopes.
Satisfy all our hungers
through your Son Jesus Christ,
our bread of life.
And when he has filled us with himself,
may he lead and strengthen us
to bring to a waiting world
the food of reconciliation and joy
which you alone can give to the full.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil
and grant us peace in our day.
Make us new in mind and spirit,
create us anew in your image
and nourish us with the bread of life
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of him
who will lead us into your lasting happiness,
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For the Kingdom,
the power and the glory
are yours now and forevermore. Amen.


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