Call to Worship
We are gathered as people created by God
to sing, to praise, and rejoice.
We are gathered as people redeemed by God
to confess and be embraced by mercy.
We are gathered as people sustained by God
to listen, proclaim, and to follow.
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
We confess our sin because everyone has sinned and has fallen short of the glory of God, and we do this together because we are a community, a covenant people. Confident in God’s grace, let us confess our sin together.
Prayer of Confession
Even though we have come through the joy of Easter and the triumphant Easter songs, we doubt, Lord. Like Thomas who walked the Judean countryside with Jesus, we still have trouble believing in the resurrection of Jesus. We easily slip back into the darkness of doubts. We move the joy of Easter into the past and continue in a downward path to confusion. Shine your bright light of joy upon us. Lighten our dark path. Help us to believe, even though we have not seen you, touched your hands and side. Help us to proclaim Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Now hear us as we silently confess our sins
Assurance of Grace
Know that God looks upon you, each and every moment of your life, and says you are holy, you are sacred, you are valued, you are worthy, you are MY beloved child. Jesus came to bring you new life. Believe in him. Receive the blessing of hope and peace.
Message for Young Disciples