Call To Worship (from Psalm 104)
One: O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
All: Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great.
One: There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it. These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand they are filled with good things.
All: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
Holy God, we thank you for the infinite diversity of your creation. We thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to open our hearts to our intimate connection with all things. We confess that too often we live as if we’re on our own. Teach us to trust our neighbors. Teach us to love our neighbors. Teach us how to connect with our community in life-giving, life-changing ways. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
God of infinite abundance, we are your children. Moment by moment you offer us far more than we could ask or imagine. Give us a mind attuned to extravagant provision. Amen.