Call to Worship
Give thanks to the Lord, proclaim God’s greatness.
Tell the nations what God has done.
Sing praises to the Lord.
Tell the wonderful things God has done.
Be glad that we belong to God.
Let all who worship God rejoice!
The Lord is our God.
God’s commands are for the whole world.
God will keep his covenant forever,
God’s promises last forever.
Praise the Lord!
-based on Psalm 105:1-3,7-8,45
Confession of Sin
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your holy name.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession.
Once we had no identity as a people;
Now we are God’s people.
Once we received no mercy;
Now we have received God’s mercy
-From 1 Peter 2:4-10
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Peace be with you all
And also with you