Creation Waits

Nothing Shall Separate Us

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A

“We are debtors.” That’s the opening statement for our text this week. We are debtors. We’ll focus more on the text in our preaching notes, but here we will state that the obvious learning from this statement is that we are not alone.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – “Creation Waits”

July 19, 2020 – Romans 8:12-25

Profession of Faith The Worship Sourcebook (p. 671:3)

Our hope for a new creation is not tied to what humans can do,
for we believe that one day every challenge to God’s rule will be crushed.
[God’s kindom] will fully come, and the Lord will rule.
We long for that day when our bodies are raised, the Lord wipes away our
tears, and we dwell forever in the presence of God.
We will take our place in the new creation,
where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,
and the Lord will be our light.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

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“Wounded World That Cries for Healing”

Verse 1: Wounded world that cries for healing, here we hold each other’s pain,
wounded systems bruised and bleeding bear the load, the scars of strain;
dollars ration out compassion, hard decisions rule the day,
Jesus of the healing Spirit, free us to another way!

Verse 2: Through our nation’s pent frustration, through the corridors of stress
may there move a kindlier wisdom all may feel, and all may bless;
tax and tithe are for a purpose shared to shield the poor and weak;
past the symptoms of our sickness let the voice of justice speak.

Verse 3: Honor those whose loving spirit nurses hope, restores and heals,
towel and basin used in service like the Christ who comes and kneels;
in the tending, in the mending may we see the right and fair,
our common quest for wholeness heal each other by our care.

Text: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: Hal H. Hopson Healing Spirit 67.67.D

Text and Music © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL. All rights reserved.

Hope Publishing Co. CCLI # 124594

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Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes