Director, Vision Nationals
Call to Worship
Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Give thanks to the LORD with instruments.
Sing to him a new song.
Play skillfully on the strings and with loud shouts.
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
But His counsel stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
-Based on Psalm 33
Confession of Sin
we confess the many ways we fail to obey your commands.
You have called us to be the church,
to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our lost and confused world.
Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins.
Remove the obstacles preventing us
from being your family in this broken world.
Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit.
This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
-1 John 3:1-2
Just as Jesus called his followers to go into all the world, making disciples and baptizing them, you are now sent out to carry the hope of the gospel to the places God has called you. The love of the Father, the grace of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit be with you until we meet again.
Peace be with you all.
And also with you.