Call to Worship
We gather to praise and worship God,
the one who
created us for love.
We gather to worship the true vine,
the one in
whose love we abide.
Easter people, Christ is risen!
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
The Spirit of God helps us in our weakness, interceding with sighs too deep for words.
Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess all that separates us from God and from one another.
Prayer of Confession
O Christ, you are the true vine, and you have made us your branches.
In your grace, we find strength, and in your love, we are set free.
Forgive us, O God, when we do not live as people who have been freed,
when we act as if the Easter story did not turn the world upside down.
Forgive us, O God, when we do not live as people who are your branches,
when we forget that we are rooted in you and bound to one another by your spirit.
Forgive us, O Christ, our one true vine, and teach us to abide in you.
Assurance of Grace
Hear the good news of God's promise. In the waters of creations, God has claimed you as Gods own. We belong to the God of love whose forgiveness is limitless, whose mercies are new each day. In the name of Jesus, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!