CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 71
We worship and praise you, O Lord.
You have made us see many troubles and calamities;
Yet we trust in you, our hope and our strong refuge.
Since birth we have leaned upon you;
now and forever we worship and praise you, O Lord.
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Gracious God, we praise and thank you for this new day!
Give us expectant hearts as we acknowledge your presence.
Gather our scattered minds and turn our focus to you,
For you alone are worthy of our praise and adoration.
We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
All we like sheep have gone astray; each of us has turned our own way.
But the Lord has laid on Jesus the iniquities of us all.
In humility and faith, let’s confess together:
Merciful God, we admit our struggle with fear and anxiety in these uncertain days.
Forgive our complaining. Forgive our ungodly thoughts and words.
Forgive us for failing to trust in your greater purpose and unseen activity in the world.
Cleanse us and renew us through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Spend a few moments in silent confession –
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
By the power of the Spirit, the deep love of the Father,
and through the great sacrifice of our Lord Jesus,
believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, Apostles’ Creed
Since the 5th Century, Christ-followers have affirmed their faith
by saying the Apostles’ Creed together. Friends, what do you believe?
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell;
the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PASSING THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you!
SPECIAL MUSIC “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” arr. Charles Callahan (click)
Diane Combs, piano & Joel Lillethun, organ