When was the moment, the moments the times in our lives, when we were healed, spiritually changed? How did these moments make a difference in our lives?
These ringing questions, perhaps not poetic ringing in our ears, hanging in the air suspended over the congregation in worship today challenging us first to remember to set a mood, a foundation to hear a message challenging in the story of the healing one of the first acts of power in the Acts of the Apostles
The timid followers now using the name of Christ the power of the Spirit within them to boldly claim his name and heal by the authority the power of his name
June 7, 2009 I served as Liturgist Call to Worship: Let us praise God, the creator of heaven and Earth. Let us seek God with open minds and open hearts. May we feel the Holy spirit among us. As the Scriptures are read and the Word proclaimed, as prayers and music are offered, may we receive with joy and thanksgiving what is offered for us. Unison Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may love you with our whole self, and worthily praise your holy name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Luke 7:17-22 Prayer of Dedication: Loving God, the giver of all that is good; our lives are blessed daily by your gifts. Help us to receive your gifts with such gratitude, that we will be giving, as you are to us. We pray that through us the whole world will know the gift of your generous love in Jesus Christ, the one who gave his life for us, and for the whole world. Acts 3:1-8 and sermon, “Worship That is Life Changing” by Reverend Huntley Halvorson Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH June 7, 2009 Trinity Sunday