Call to Confession
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, Trinity Sunday, C
Your glory surrounds us, Triune God,
but in our rush, we miss it,
failing to stop for the wonder of an ant as it carries food
to its colony,
or the miracle of a human being coming into the world
from the joining of two tiny cells,
or the vast expanse of the heavens stretching
as far as the eye can see.
You have redeemed us from the brokenness
of our humanity,
but we continue to wade through the mire
of sinfulness ...
our own, but mostly others' ...
instead of celebrating the grace you pour out upon us,
freeing us from the constraints of our past.
Your Spirit breathes new life within and around us,
hovering over us as it did in the beginning,
and recreating us into children of God,
but we fight it,
choosing stagnation and rebellion
in the name of love.
Forgive us, we pray,
and lead us into new life.
Assurance of God's Grace
Through Jesus God was pleased to reconcile to God's self all things, whether on earth or in heaven, but making peace through the blood of the cross. (Colossians 1:20) In the name of 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 extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this day~