Seventh Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Worship Service, Sunday at 11 A.M.
4101 Grove Avenue at Malvern
Richmond, VA 23221
Last Week's Sermon
December 24, 2017
Rev. Hollie E. Woodruff – Senior Minister
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"Our Time is in Your Hands"
God of new beginnings, God of sacred endings, we gather today at the cusp of a new year, unsure of what the future holds…awaiting transformation, renewal, the chance to begin again. Our times are in Your hands, O God, give us Hope for the journey.
We have traveled through dangers seen and unseen, we have tiptoed through dark nights of the souls and wrestled against powers that should have kept us down. Our times are in Your hands, O Lord, give us Courage for the journey.
Encourage us to be ever mindful of Your Still Speaking Voice; to dance without fear when the morning has come, and to know that with the coming of Your Light fear must release its death-grip on our lives. Our times are in Your hands, O God, give us Light for the journey.
We remember faithful ancestors who moved under the night sky, seeking safety and from their oppressors. Our times are in Your hands, O Lord, give us Freedom for the journey.
Today we stand in this present moment, frustrated by miscarriages of justice, angered by the lack of collective concern for human life, exasperated with broken policies that grow the chasm between rich and poor, neglecting access to education and health care, and exacerbated by the deep history of racism . Our times our in Your hands, O God, give us Justice for the journey.
The future stretches out before us full of mystery and full of surprise. We need You, God of New Beginnings, to set the course, and guide our feet in the way of righteousness. Our times are in Your hands, Triune God, give us Life.