Call to Worship
People of God, worship the living God today!
Remember that out of nothing
God created the heavens and earth.
Remember that God raised Jesus
from the powerlessness of death
to the power of his right hand.
Remember that not even the gates of hell
can stand against God’s purposes.
Behold your God, who reigns now and forever!
Lord, you said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
Forgive us our lukewarm love and our disobedience.
Lord, you said, “You may ask for anything in my name.”
Forgive us when we think we need to solve our own problems.
Lord, you said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
We confess that our lives are often consumed
by worry and anxiety.
Lord, you said, “If you remain in me and I in you,
you will bear much fruit.”
Forgive us our barren lives, Lord.
Lord, you said, “You must testify, for you have been with me.”
We confess, Lord, that we have been too often silent.
Lord, you said, “Love each other as I have loved you.”
In this and in so many other ways,
we confess our failures and shortcomings.
Assurance of Pardon
Through Jesus Christ forgiveness of sins
is proclaimed to you.
In Christ we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace.
—from Acts 13:38; Ephesians 1:7, NRSV
As you have been fed at this table,
go to feed the hungry.
As you have been set free,
go to set free the imprisoned.
As you have received,
As you have heard,
And the blessing that you have received from Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
be always with you.