Call to Worship
Children of God, come to the waters.
We gather to be restored and renewed.
Come, with your faith and your doubt.
We respond to the one who claims and calls us.
Come, Christ summons us to draw near.
Let us worship God with joy and thanksgiving!
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
God is generous to all who call on the Lord’s name;
indeed, those who trust in God will not be put to shame.
In faith and hope, let us confess our sins before God and one another.
Prayer of Confession
Lord, we long to draw close to you, but we are afraid.
We are afraid to heed your summons for we do not know what awaits us when we step out in faith.
We are wary of taking risks for your sake because the forces of chaos seem stronger than your assurances to us.
We worry that we will not have enough faith in you or in the gifts you’ve given us to do the things you ask.
Forgive us Lord, and save us. Reach out your hand, and lift us from our fear that we might follow you faithfully.
(silent prayer of confession)
Assurance of Grace
Take heart; do not be afraid.
For the Son of God came that all would have life and have it abundantly.
Siblings in Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.