CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us worship God, our light and our salvation. The Lord is the stronghold of our lives. We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy temple. We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord. Let us worship God in spirit and in truth. Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.
—based on Psalm 27; John 4:23—
CONFESSION OF SIN
God of love and justice, we long for peace within and peace without. We long for harmony in our families, for serenity in the midst of struggle. We long for the day when our homes will be a dwelling place for your love. Yet we confess that we are often anxious, we do not trust each other, and we harbor violence. We are not willing to take the risks and make the sacrifices that love requires. Look upon us with kindness and grace. Rule in our homes and in all the world; show us how to walk in your paths, through the mercy of our Savior. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Come now, let us argue it out, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow;
though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
—Isaiah 1:18, NRSV—
All Creatures Of Our God & King
God Of Wonders
Come Ye Sinners
Come As You Are
Good Good Father