MONDAY (June 8, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“…behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:20b)

Reading
“And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.” (Genesis 1:9–13)

Meditation
“And God said,”
“And it was so.”
“And God saw that it was good.”

These words echo through the creation narrative, showing us the power of God’s word. Some call this performative speech, meaning, God’s Word does what it says. When God speaks, it happens. And so it is true for us today. When God speaks His words of forgiveness through the voice of our pastor, forgiveness happens. And it is so, and it is good.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Jordan with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer
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