Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Our Beliefs and Statement of Faith

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UCC Statement of Faith

In the form of a Doxology

 

We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:

You call the worlds into being,

    create persons in your own image

    and set before each one the ways of life and death.

You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

You judge people and nations by your righteous will 

    declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, 

        our crucified and risen Savior,

    you have come to us and shared our common lot,

    conquering sin and death

    and reconciling the world to yourself.

You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,

    creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,

    binding in covenant faithful people 

        of all ages, tongues and races.

You call us into your church

    to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,

    to be your servants in the service of others,

    to proclaim your gospel to all the world

    and resist the powers of evil,

    to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,

    to join him in his passion and victory.

You promise to all who trust you

    forgiveness of sins and the fullness of grace,

    courage in the struggle for justice and peace,

    your presence in trial and rejoicing,

    and eternal life in your realm which has no end.

 

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.  Amen.

From UCC Book of Worship, p. 514

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