CTW: commitment

Submitted by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield, NJ

One: We come today O Lord to make an offering to You.
All: Our lives, our vocations, our work, everything to You.
One: We come today O Lord to make an offering to You.
All: Our commitments, our callings, our selves, to You.
One: We come to today O Lord to make an offering to You.
All: Our communities, our congregation, all of it is for You.
Together: Today O Lord, we recommit ourselves, to You—who first called us to Life. Alleluia! Amen!

confession: monotony v. risk

Submitted by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield NJ

Today, O Lord, we confess that too often in life we have failed to remember that you created, called, and sent us into Your world. We have failed to acknowledge and live into this great gift with joy and celebration. We prefer work of monotony to the work of risk-taking. We crave predictable and safe lives to prophetic life-risking action. Remind us again of our callings. Renew in us your Spirit and your urgent thirst for the peace and justice you desire for all of Creation. Disturb our peace and draw us closer to you in Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.