Sermons by Rev. Carmen Perry

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John 12:1-8

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Let us pray: “Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love, my LORD, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.”[1] Loving and […]

2 Corinthians 5: 16-21

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Let us pray: Holy and awesome God, your love is unparalleled by anyone or anything. Through your Son, who knew no sin, you have reconciled all of humanity to yourself. As we journey through this season of Lent, we pray for your presence to be awakened in us. We pray that we may recognize the […]

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

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Let us pray: Your glory and power, O God, surround us in the sanctuary. We lift up our hands and call on your name. We are your people, thirsty for the living water you alone can give. When we consider how you have helped us, giving us a spring that gushes up to eternal life, […]

Luke 13:31-35

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Let us pray: Loving God, you save all who seek refuge in you. Grant that we who know your salvation may walk always in your light, take courage in your faithfulness, and rejoice in your astounding goodness to us. Through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.[1] Fifty years ago, this […]

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

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Let us pray: God Most High, thank you for the signs of your power and grace, shown to us even in the wilderness. Give us courage to stand firm in your Word in every time of trial and testing, that we may enter the land of your freedom and receive the salvation you so generously […]

Luke 5:1-11

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Let us pray: “Lord, you give the great commission: ‘Heal the sick and preach the word.’ Lest the church neglect its mission, and the gospel go unheard, help us witness to your purpose with renewed integrity. With the Spirit’s gifts, empower us for the work of ministry.” May the words of my mouth and the […]

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

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Let us pray: “I am the church. You are the church. We are the church together. All who follow Jesus. All around the world. Yes, we’re the church together.” Holy One, you have created us and have gifted us to live in unity with you and one another. We have fallen away; we have developed […]

Isaiah 43:1-7

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Let us pray:  “Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me. I will lead you home. I love you and you are mine.” Your providence and your care for us never ceases, and yet we are prone to wander: wander to the grass that […]

Exodus 3:1-14

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  Let us pray: Holy and loving God, your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We confess that we are creatures of habit, and even we begin a new thing, that new thing wears into routine and we are unaware. We pray that your Spirit will speak […]

Luke 2:1-20

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May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing and acceptable to you, O LORD, our strength and our redeemer. Amen. My spouse is well-known in our families for detesting clutter and for spaces to look nice and neat. In fact, if I even suggest that a colleague, community member, […]