Pastor:   Stephen M. Ratliff                                                                                                                            Gracious God, you have brought our ancestors up from Egypt, and redeemed them from the house of slavery.  You have sent before them Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to guide them along their journey of faith.  You have taught us, O God, what we should bring you.  You do not want our burnt offerings, thousands of rams, or ten thousands of rivers of oil.  What you expect from us is to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with you in all that we do.  We humbly enter your sanctuary to give you all glory and honor.  Amen.