Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Litany of Confession

Leader.         O God,  You created us and gave us life, but for what purpose?
We live and work, but  to what end?  Like children bringing their broken toys,
we lay here before You our lives in need of mending.

People.        Our daily defeats and discouragements.
Our empty strivings and futile successes.
Our weariness of grief and anxiety.


Leader.         O God, who  sent Jesus to  live among us to tell us of your love,
to  show us the way of love, we bring  You our broken loves.

People.        The darkness that separates soul from soul.
The loneliness that we hide under cheerful words and smiles.
The hurts we find too hard to forgive.


Leader.         O Spirit of Comfort and Wisdom, we bring You the unspoken
yearnings of our souls.

People.        The longing for a closer relationship  with  You.
The quest for a purpose in our life on earth.
For understanding that turns knowledge into wisdom.


All.       God, have mercy.  Christ,  have mercy.  Spirit, have mercy.

Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Practice and Prayers.

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