Service of Prayer around the Cross for the healing of the nations
Friday 29 July at 10:00 AM
It is summer. It is hot. And, yet, we gather, in this season of green.
Green is the color for the long church season we call “Time after Pentecost.” We hear stories of discipleship, that is, stories that shape and guide us as God’s people in the world and in this place. We learn, we grow. We come to the table to be refreshed by God’s promises for us and renewed for service in the world.
We come as we are. And we are welcome.
We are an international and ecumenical church, coming from many places and Christian backgrounds. Communion is served on the first and third Fridays of each month. All baptized Christians are welcome at Christ’s table.
“Jesus says, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’
Come, you who feel far from God’s embrace, a stranger to God’s promises, unsure of God’s love.
Come from behind the walls that surround you: hostility that consumes, fear that entombs, and pride that divides and destroys.
Come, you who long for peace on earth: peace among nations and between peoples, peace in your homes and in your hearts.
Come, you who seek healing in the world: freedom for the captive and for the captor, hope for the hungry and for the greedy.
Do not fear. Come to the cross of Christ Jesus, where, lifted up, he gathers all things to himself, ending our divisions, becoming our peace, and granting us God’s abundant life.”
-from “Christ our Peace,” Holden Prayer Around the Cross