October 5, 2020

Published October 5, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Persist in praying for all affected by hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, by wildfires in the western United States and by flooding and severe weather. Pray that we will generously assist relief and reconstruction efforts and support the work of Lutheran Disaster Response.    Living Lutheran Prayer Ventures, October 5, 2020

To Be Your Presence       

1   To be your presence is our mission here,

to show compassion’s face and list’ning ear,

to be your heart of mercy ever near,


2   To be your presence is our mission bold,

to feed the poor and shelter homeless cold,

to be your hands of justice, right uphold,


3   To be your presence is our mission blest,

to speak for all the broken and oppressed,

to be your voice of hope, your love expressed,


4   We are your heart, O Christ, your hands and voice,

to serve your people is our call and choice,

and in this mission we, the church, rejoice,


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