CALL TO WORSHIP
Throughout God’s world this day, Christ-followers celebrate Communion as one family.
Our sisters and brothers in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and in every land
join together in sharing the bread of life and the cup of salvation.
In Christ there is no East or West, in him no South or North,
But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth!
PRAYER OF ADORATION
God Most High, in humility and gratitude
we recognize you are with us right now.
Prayer hearing, heart stirring, mind sharpening Lord;
we set aside this time to praise you and give you glory.
We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
In humility and faith, let’s confess together:
Merciful God, although you made all people in your image,
we confess our sin of living with deep divisions.
Although you sent Jesus to be Savior of the world,
we confess we treat him as our own tribal god.
Forgive us for failing to live in unity with you and one another.
Heal and renew us for the sake of your Son and our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
- Spend a few moments in silent confession –
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Friends believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, what do you believe?
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, Apostles’ Creed
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.
SPECIAL MUSIC “Holy Manna” Early American (click)
Gregg Miller, bouzouki & Mack Johnston, mandolin