Call to Confession
Every day, we fail to love the Lord our God with ALL our hearts and with ALL our souls and with ALL our minds and with ALL our strength. Let us meditate on the ways in which we have fallen short of the glory of God.
Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God,
Our fear overtakes us,
Our doubt is stronger than our faith,
Our hearts are filled with anger.
We have laid down our instruments,
Refusing to dance,
Refusing to acknowledge your presence
In our midst.
We neither frolic nor play
Nor feast together in true community.
Move within us, O God,
And enliven our spirits,
Opening our hearts to a joyful expression
Of your faithfulness
To your people.
Assurance of God’s Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west, and remembering it no more. In the name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! <pour water into baptismal bowl as a reminder of our baptism>
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another. The peace of Christ be with you.
Please extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter today..