CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 34
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth.
My soul will boast in the Lord; Let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
O magnify the Lord with me; Let us exalt His name together.
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Almighty God, you are the one constant in our ever-changing and uncertain world.
Your wisdom and your Sovereignty keeps us resting in you.
Your love is too vast to measure. Your promises are never broken.
With great joy we adore you both now and forever. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
In these days it’s clear to see how far God’s dearly loved people fail to honor God.
Together we come before God’s throne in confession,
acknowledging all have sinned and fall short of God’s greatness and glory.
In humility and faith, let’s confess together:
Merciful God, every week we pray “Your will be done”,
yet we confess our struggle because we really want our own way.
We acknowledge you as King, reigning in perfect wisdom over this world and our lives,
but we keep trying to take charge. Forgive us, O Lord. Change our hearts and
teach us what it means to surrender our will to yours.
We pray in the Name of Jesus, who came to show us the way. Amen.
--Spend a few moments in silent confession –
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
By the power of the Holy Spirit, the deep love of the Father,
and through the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Friends believe the Good News. Thanks be to God. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH from The Heidelberg Catechism
What is the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer?
“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
That is: grant that we and all people may renounce our own will and obey Thy will,
which alone is good, without grumbling,
so that everyone may carry out his own office and calling
as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.
PASSING THE PEACE
In this season of physical distancing, how do we greet one another in the family of faith?
Are we using words to express our love?
Are we sharing the peace of Christ by our actions?
The peace of Christ be with you!
SPECIAL MUSIC “It Is Well With My Soul” Philip Bliss DIANE COMBS, Organ (click)