CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the Lord!
I will extol the Lord with all my heart,
in the gathering of the church, the assembly of the saints.
Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Lord, help us taste and see that you are good,
to recall your works and your ways.
How majestic and beautiful you are.
You rule the nations with wisdom and might.
Lord, help us to see your beauty and revere your greatness.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!
CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by fearing the wrong things
and refusing to honor authority.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
Because of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us, and forgive us, O Lord;
that we may trust in your Son, and enjoy his freedom,
that your kingdom come, and your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven,
through Christ our Lord, Amen.
While it is true that we have sinned,
it is a greater truth that we are forgiven
through God’s mighty grace in Christ Jesus.
To all who humbly seek the mercy of God I say,
in Jesus Christ your sin is forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
God is for you and not against you.
Go now and honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God and honor the king.