Call to Worship
God is great and greatly to be praised.
We praise the great and awesome name of God.
Our God is a lover of justice, who executes justice and righteousness.
Holy is our God!
Prayer of Praise
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Holy God, our ruler and deliverer: you have loved us and put faith in us,
and we have disappointed you.
We have forgotten your good works on our behalf and failed to trust your promises.
Our world shows little evidence of the justice and righteousness you love;
our governments are corrupt and our economies brutal.
We do not honor you with our lives. O Lord, be gracious, and show mercy to us.
Lead us and sustain us by your presence, that we may know you and find favor in your sight.
Assurance of Grace
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord
as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image
from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.
Thanks be to God!