C’67 Litany

Litany for the Church

(Based on the Confession of 1967)  

Susan Ashton
Conference Manager, Covenant Network, and
Minister Member of San Francisco Presbytery

2002 Covenant Conference
Closing Worship, November 9, 2002

One: Life is a gift to be received with gratitude and a task to be pursued with courage.

All: By the power of the Holy Spirit we live in freedom and good cheer.

One: We dare the honesty of love and faithfulness, confident that our witness is pleasing to God and helpful to others.

One: No despair can erode the permanence of God’s love for us.

One: The pretensions and injustices of human schemes cannot change Christ’s welcome.

All: For it is by the power of the Holy Spirit we live in freedom and good cheer.

One: God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ embraces the whole of our lives. The gift of Christ is for all.

One: We mock our reconciling God if we propose otherwise.

One: However we might exclude, dominate or patronize each other, we resist the Spirit of God and bring contempt on the faith we profess.

All: For it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we live in freedom and good cheer.

One: Our life in Christ takes shape in community in which we know that God loves and accepts us in spite of what we are.

One: We accept ourselves and love others, knowing that none of us has any ground on which to stand except God’s grace.

All: For it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we live in freedom and good cheer. Amen!

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