Sunday may 30 2021
The Power of WOrship
Isaiah 6: 1-8
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-CROUCH
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
ISAIAH 6:1-8 NRSV
Call to worship
We have come to worship God, the living God,
Who calls prophets and teachers to bear witness.
God you are worthy of praise,
worthy of worship from every creature.
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of your glory
So let us worship our God.
We believe in God, who created our world and every living thing in it. Because all people in all places are God’s children, we believe they have the right to be treated with dignity.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to save us from our sins. We
understand and believe that the power of his redeeming grace is available to all who seek it. As recipients of that grace, we also believe we are called to live out and share the good news of the gospel. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to make all things new through God’s grace and love. As we are forgiven, so must we forgive others. We believe in the Triune God, who continues to create, wash us clean in the baptismal water and inspire and empower us to serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.