CALL TO WORSHIP
Higher, deeper, broader…is it possible to describe the greatness of God?
from Psalm 36
Your steadfast love, O God, extends to the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies!
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains;
Your wisdom is as deep as the sea!
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Almighty God, quiet our hearts and minds.
Help us to be still and know that you are God.
Give us a sense of awe and wonder
so that we may joyfully give you all glory, honor and praise.
We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
Our Heavenly Father knows everything about us.
We can’t hide our thoughts, our desires, our motives or our secrets from the Lord.
And so, in humility and faith, let us confess together:
Search us, O God, and know our hearts. Test us and know our anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in us and lead us in the way everlasting.
We pray in the powerful Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Spend a few moments in silent confession –
ASSURANCE OF PARDON John 3:17
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world.
But that the world, through him, might be saved.
Friends believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, Apostles’ Creed
In a world that seems to be falling apart, what can we count on?
What do we know is true? 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.
Catholic Father Jan Michael Joncas composed “On Eagle’s Wings” as a prayerful comfort after his friend’s father died.
SPECIAL MUSIC “On Eagle’s Wings” arr. Joel Raney (click)
Sarah Cifani, flute & Diane Combs, piano