Take up your cross to follow Jesus
Suffering to provide life
Three weeks ago we heard Peter’s confession of faith as told in John’s gospel. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.” In John, the stumbling block is Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, given for the life of the world. In Mark too the scandal has to do with Jesus’ words about his own coming death, and here Peter himself stumbles over Jesus’ words. But Jesus is anointed (the meaning of messiah) in Mark only on the way to the cross (14:3); so we are anointed in baptism with the sign of the cross.
Worship In-Person or Livestream
Sunday at 10 am
GATHERING Call to Worship and Welcome
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you
P O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Epistle: Gospel Acclamation Gospel: Message
Prayers of the Faithful Pr D+ and/or Reader lighting candles ??
Sharing Christ’s Peace Pr D+
Communion: Off screen
Announcements Pr D+
Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.
Thanks be to God.
Readings & Psalm
Offerings of Thanksgiving
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- Online bill pay through your bank
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