Call to Worship
We gather in the season of Lent,
a time to examine our hearts and our lives
and journey with Christ through the suffering of the world.
Let us pick up our crosses and follow Christ
on a path that is lined with God’s love.
God has marked us as beloved dust
and called us together to worship.
Prayer of Praise
Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: Give us faith to perceive Christs glory, that we may be strengthened to bear our cross for one another and be changed into Christs likeness, from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Call to Confession
In the name of Jesus, who showed us how to live,
may we be reconciled to God, now and forevermore.
Prayer of Confession
O God, you have made us your covenant people,
marked us as your own, and charged us for lives of service.
Forgive us when we live as if success were the worthiest aim
or independence the highest virtue.
Call us once more to take up our crosses,
and show us how to follow you.
Forgive us, O God, and wash us in your mercy.
Forgive us, O God, and free us to try again.
Assurance of Grace
Hear the good news; God has claimed us as Gods own before we were even born.
We are washed in the waters of Gods promises and in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.