CALL TO WORSHIP From Psalm 138
We give thanks to you, O Lord.
We praise you and thank you with all our hearts.
We love to sing your praises before all Creation;
And rejoice in your steadfast love and faithfulness.
Great is the Lord, we will sing and praise your Name forever!
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Almighty God, we come before you to be still and know that you are God.
Sovereign Lord, we bow before your greatness offering our love and adoration.
Everlasting Father, we rejoice in you, today and forever.
In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
God who saved us also chose us to live a holy life, not because we deserve it,
But because that was his plan long before the world began.
In humility and faith, let us confess together:
Merciful Lord, we come before you admitting our failure to love you,
to serve you, and to live holy and joyful lives.
Forgive us for all the ways we disappoint you.
Change our hearts, we pray through the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
-Please spend a moment in silent confession-
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Every morning the mercy of the Lord is wonderfully new.
Friends, believe the Good News – in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.
AFFIRMATION of FAITH From a Brief Statement of Faith
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
PASSING the PEACE
Our Lord gives perfect peace to those whose minds are stayed upon Him.
The peace of Christ be with you!
SPECIAL MUSIC “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (click)
Gregg Miller & Mack Johnston