Leader: Though storms rage around me, I will clothe myself with the whole armor of God.
Everyone: I will fasten the belt of truth about my waist.
Leader: I will place strength and determination as my shoes to aid me in my ministry and mission for God.
Everyone: I will take up the shield of faith with which I shall defend against evil ways.
Leader: I will pray diligently at all times, offering prayers and supplication to God.
Everyone: The helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit will accompany me on my journey.
Leader: Be strong in the Lord, who provides for your every need.
Everyone: I place my confidence and trust in God always. Amen.
Hymn of Praise
God of Grace and God of Glory, #577
Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Mike Toluba
Everyone: I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Gloria Patri 71
Offertory Prayer, Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer