“The New Places”

Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw, Senior Pastor

November 13, 2016 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 65:17-25, Luke 21:5-19 |

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A Companion Litany to Our Social Creed 
 

A Companion Litany to Our Social Creed

God in the Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ,
calls us by grace

to be renewed in the image of our Creator,
that we may be one
in divine love for the world.

Today is the day
God cares for the integrity of creation,

wills the healing and wholeness of all life,
weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness.

And so shall we.

Today is the day
God embraces all hues of humanity,

delights in diversity and difference,
favors solidarity transforming strangers into friends.

And so shall we.
Today is the day
God cries with the masses of starving people,

despises growing disparity between rich and poor,
demands justice for workers in the marketplace.

And so shall we.
Today is the day

God deplores violence in our homes and streets,

rebukes the world’s warring madness,
humbles the powerful and lifts up the lowly.

And so shall we.

Today is the day
God calls for nations and peoples to live in peace,

celebrates where justice and mercy embrace,
exults when the wolf grazes with the lamb.

And so shall we.
Today is the day
God brings good news to the poor,

proclaims release to the captives,
gives sight to the blind, and
sets the oppressed free.

And so shall we.

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