Sunday February 21 2021
Reflect: Week One
In Christ…Saved by Grace Through Faith
Ephesians 2: 8-9; Galatians 2:16 NRSV
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. EPHESIANS 2:8-9 NRSV
16 yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. GALATIANS 2:16 NRSV
Call to Worship
We gather, so God might open our eyes,
that we may discover the wonders surrounding us;
that we may see who we are in Christ.
We each have a right to be here,
not based on our righteousness but on God’s grace.
We give thanks to our God who is good,
whose saving love endures forever.
Let those who are redeemed by God declare it,
rescued from trouble and gathered from many lands.
We are here to worship God!