Sunday march 21 2021
Reflect: Week Five
I am a friend of Christ
John 15:12-17 NRSV
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another. John 15:12-17 NRSV
Call to Worship
One: We gather to worship the One who crafted creation out of chaos.
All: We abide in God’s love.
One: Strangers and neighbors, foreigners and family will join in the new song:
All: We are no longer servants but friends!
One: We lift our praise to our God who gives us voice.
All: Come, let our worship make a joyful noise!