November 12, 2017
Sermon Message by Rev. Fairlight Collins Lower
"Ain't All Sunshine and Rainbows"
Call to Worship (based on Psalm 78: 1-7):
One: Come, let us gather to worship our Timeless God.
All: We gather together to share with your children the past blessings we have received from our God.
One: Come, let us gather to worship our Awesome God.
All: We gather together to listen for God’s word for us today.
One: Come, let us gather to worship our Glorious God, who delights in our worship, witness and service.
All: We gather together to share our hope and trust in our merciful God
One: who has never failed or forgotten us.
All: Come let us worship the Triune God!
Biography - Rev. Fairlight Collins Lower
Rev. Mrs. Fairlight Collins Lower was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, attended Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA where she studied French, Youth Ministry and Anthropology. She has ministered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and California. She grew up Pentecostal, served in the Presbyterian and the AME Zion Churches, graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with her Masters of Divinity, became a Presbyterian pastor, moved to San Diego in 2007, received an MBA in Organizational Change from Ashford University and began working in education, where she met and married Jeff. In 2013, she had her son, James Gideon. She is currently a domestic engineer (i.e. a stay-at-home-mom), a singer in a cover band, a local preacher and worship music leader and a sleep consultant for parents of infant and toddlers.
Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.