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Ephesians 2:11-22

Leader: 11a Remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth … 12 you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

ALL: 14 For He himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations.

Leader: His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16a and in one Body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross…

ALL: 18 For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Leader: 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

ALL: 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In Him we are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.

Ezekiel 36:24-27

Leader: The Lord says, 24 I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land. 
ALL: 25 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. 
I will wash your sins away, and you will no longer worship idols. 

Leader: 26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. 
ALL: I will take out your heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh. 

Leader: 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my Word and be careful to obey my laws.
ALL: Holy Spirit, we invite you to move in us while we worship today.
Give us new hearts! Make us more like Jesus! Amen!

Psalm 103:1-5, 8-14

Leader: 1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
All: 2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

Leader: 4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
All: 5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Leader: 8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
All: 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

Leader: 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
All: 12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Leader: 13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
All: 14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 67

Leader: 1 May God be merciful and bless us. 
  May his face smile with favor on us. 
ALL: 2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, 
  your saving power among people everywhere. 
  3 May the nations praise you, O God. 
  Yes, may all the nations praise you. 

Leader: 4 Let the whole world sing for joy, 
  because you govern the nations with justice 
  and guide the people of the whole world. 
ALL: 5 May the nations praise you, O God. 
  Yes, may all the nations praise you. 

Leader: 6 Then the earth will yield its harvests, 
  and God, our God, will richly bless us. 
ALL: 7 Yes, God will bless us, 
  and people all over the world will fear him.

Psalm 104

French Leader: Mon âme, bénis l’Éternel! 

English Leader: 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord!

ALL: O Lord my God, how great you are!
  You are robed with honor and majesty.

French Leader: 13 De sa haute demeure, il arrose les montagnes;
  La terre est rassasiée du fruit de tes oeuvres.

14 Il fait germer l’herbe pour le bétail, Et les plantes pour les besoins de l’homme,
  Afin que la terre produise de la nourriture,

English Leader: 13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, 
  and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor. 

14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use. 
  You allow them to produce food from the earth

ALL: 24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! 
  In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures. 

French Leader: 27 Tous espèrent en toi, Pour que tu leur donnes la nourriture en son temps.

English Leader: 27 They all depend on you to give them food as they need it. 

ALL: 28 When you supply it, they gather it. 
  You open your hand to feed them, and they are richly satisfied. 

French Leader: 31 Que la gloire de l’Éternel subsiste à jamais! 

English Leader: 31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever! 

ALL: 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. 
  I will praise my God to my last breath! 

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