Call to Confession
The story of God's people continues to unfold. Our story has twists and turns because God's people do not always remember who they are or whose they are. Let us confess our sin before God, and feel God's merciful presence with us:
Prayer of Confession
Your river of grace flows before us, O God,
but we are fearful of entering it
for we know our weaknesses
and our sin is ever before us.
Wash over us, we pray,
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness
that we may move into a new beginning
from the waters of renewal.
Your Holy Presence goes ahead of us, O God,
your Word held high by your agents of hope,
but we do not give it the reverence
Speak to our hearts, we pray,
and open our minds to your promises,
reminding us of your faithfulness
even in the face of our
Forgive us, O God,
and lead us forward
into the future hope you have covenanted
in the name of our ancestors.
Assurance of God's Grace
In Christ we live and move and have our being. Let us be assured of our salvation through the mercy of our faithful God. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another. The peace of Christ be with you.
Please pass the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this day ....