Opening Prayer

Place a bible, lighted candle, and fishing or teaching symbol at the center of your group. Take parts in the prayer.

ISAIAH: I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”

ALL: Here we are. Send us.

PAUL: I handed on to you what I myself received. Christ died for our sins in accord with the scriptures. He was buried, and in accord with the scriptures, rose again on the third day.

ALL: By God’s grace, we are who we are.

PAUL: Remember the gospel that has been preached to you and in which you stand firm.

ALL: We are being saved by it at this very moment.