Sunday, September 13, 2009
from the Sunday bulletin
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:
We are children of God.
God has made us and we belong to God.
We are disciples and truth-tellers,
Jesters and fools for one whose death set us free.
The Way of Jesus is a blessing we accept.
Our daring blesses others.
Christ is known in our love for each other
And for the stranger, the widow, and the orphan.
By accepting hope, our fear is transformed.
By trusting each other, our faith is strengthened.
By loving when it is most difficult, we see the Christ.
By listening, we witness the Spirit’s unfolding in our lives.
We are the Church, the Body of Christ, that creative force
That dares to lose its life for the sake of finding the gospel.
THOUGHTS FOR PREPARATION
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
— Herm Albright
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what people fear most.”
Also, one church member informed me that at 12-step groups, the word 'fear' is an acronym for "F**k Everything And Run"!