CALL TO WORSHIP: Our call to worship this morning is Psalm 25: 1-9
One: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
All: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.
One: Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!
All: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
CALL TO CONFESSION
Leader: My friends,, not out of dread and fear, but believing that God is faithful to forgive, let us rid ourselves of what we no longer need to carry.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: Gracious and Holy God, our hearts are weary and anxious. We are too often impatient and demanding. We fail to see the abundant love and grace you shower us with, even in hard times. We fail to trust you and live with gratitude in our hearts. Loosen the grip of fear on our hearts and relieve us of all bitterness, weariness, and anger. Teach us to live in gratitude and love.
SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Leader: God knows what is on your heart. God does not condemn you.
People: In Jesus Christ we are restored!
RESPONSE OF PRAISE “Gloria Patri”
Glory be to the father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ The Apostle’s 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 Spirit; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hell; The third day He rose 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 living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
Forgive the awkward mix of music styles and the 9 minute prelude. The scripture and sermon begin at 22 minutes.