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FRANKLIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

We are a community of believers called by God to live humbly in the spirit of Christ and to act as His voice and hands in our world.

Our ministries and missions emphasize worship, prayer, study, hospitality to others, and care within our congregation.  We are focused especially on the issues of poverty in our community and the world around us through projects and programs aimed at addressing the needs of those who are hungry and without enough clothing or adequate shelter, and those suffering abuse.










 



TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
  



Christ in Perspective

By Salvador Dali (1950)

From http://www.wikiart.org/en/salvador-dali/christ-in-perspective

 Accessed 8/25/14

 

 

 

The economy of the kingdom may seem topsy-turvy to some. Something that is saved is claimed to be lost. What is forfeited on behalf of another is said to be found. What is given freely is said to be more credible than that which is earned.

 

Indeed, to follow Christ does tend to change perceptions.



 

                                                    

Why have we gathered on this holy day? What has drawn us to this time and place?

We have been drawn to a flame burning here. We sense the glory of God in this place.

God calls us to this time of worship. The place where we are standing is holy ground.

Give thanks to God: sing praises. Give attention to the voice of God.

Out of a burning bush, God spoke to Moses. In the rhythms of worship, God speaks to us.

We will listen for Godís message to us. Surely Godís strength will supply our needs.

 

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.

 

We tremble to think that the Source of all life, the Creator of all worlds, is in this place, observing our worship, knowing our innermost secrets, calling us by name. O God, we dare to call on you, to bow before you, to welcome your Word. We tremble to think what you might expect of us, for we remember what you expected of Moses. You sent him against the rulers of his people to win release from oppression. You sent him from the comfortable places he knew to plead for freedom amid threatening conditions. We dare to worship you, O God, knowing that you expect much of us. Amen.

















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