Call to Worship
God we have gathered to call on you, be gracious and
hear our prayer.
honor to you our Lord and our God.
God we call you faithful because you hear us when we
call on you.
We offer this
service to you our Lord and our God.
God, we yield to you in moments of high praise and
right sacrifices and put our trust in you our Lord and our God.
By your mighty hand, we are gathered to worship and
praise you our Lord and our God.
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
God is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and full of faithful love.
Trusting in the promise of grace,
let us confess our struggles to God.
Prayer of Confession
For the times when our actions caused our siblings to
sin or made transgressions acceptable.
For the times when we have ignored the
cries of our neighbors pleading for health, habitat or help.
For the times when
we remain silent when you called us to speak.
For the times when we speak when
you called us to remain silent.
For the times when we have not loved others the
way you have loved us.
For the times when we have tried to hide our sinful ways
from your all seeing gaze.
For the times when we exude our privilege over your
We confess these things and ask for the courage to name the things that
we have remained hidden from the truth of our complete salvation. Recreate the
longing for you I had on the day of my confirmation and give me the yearning
you had for reconciliation when you agreed to join us on Earth. Purge us in
your grace, cover us with your mercy and forgive us again.
Assurance of Grace
God’s compassion is over all of creation; God’s mercy covers us and gives us new life. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!