Call to Worship
Praise the Lord. Give thanks for God's goodness.
God's steadfast love endures forever.
Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.
Save us, O Lord, and gather us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.
Come and worship God!
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
We have turned aside from the Lord and turned toward distractions
that vie for our attention and allegiance. But the Lord does not turn away from us.
In humility and faith, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
Prayer of Confession
Extravagant God, you invite us to your table in the kingdom of heaven.
But we do not take our place at the feast. We say, “We have more important things to do,”
and turn back to labors that threaten to consume us.
Beckon us again, we pray, that we may respond with gratitude.
In your mercy, gather us in that we might experience the joy of your kingdom
and taste the abundance of your grace.
Assurance of Grace
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice!
For the Lord draws near to us to shower us with grace
and fill us with peace that surpasses all understanding.
O give thanks to the Lord, who is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever!