CALL TO WORSHIP
Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth, sing out your joy.
Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp, with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn acclaim the King, the Lord.
—based on Psalm 98:1-6—
CONFESSION OF SIN
Lord, we have sinned, without considering how much you love us. You see our sins more clearly than we can ourselves. Lord, you know when we are indifferent to your Word, the Bible; how often we forget to pray; the times we come unwillingly to worship; and yet we turn to you when we are in trouble. Lord, you know when we are untruthful and when we think evil of others. You see our anger and unfairness to our friends.You know how hard it is for us to forgive. Forgive us and make us clean, so that we can obey your call to take up your cross and follow you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
—Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:13-14; Romans 5:1, NIV—
To God Be The Glory
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
In Christ Alone
It Is Well