P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
WE CONFESS OUR SIN AND RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS:
P: Almighty God, we confess our many sins in doing those things You have forbidden, and not doing what You have commanded. You have called us into a living faith—one that shares all the blessings received. Lord, we have not always shared the hope you place in our hearts and in our homes. Forgive our blindness to Your vision for mission, our deafness to Your call to go, our failure to run with a sense of urgency.
C: Cleanse us with Your full and free forgiveness and challenge us by Your Spirit’s call to run a new path with clear vision for Your saving mission, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
P: Almighty God has had mercy on us and has given His Son to die for us, and for His sake has forgiven us all our sins. Power to become the children of God is given to all who believe in the name of Jesus Christ and they receive the promise of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is sure and certain, that whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved.
PSALM OF THE DAY………………………………...Psalm 22:22-26
P: I will tell of your name to my brothers;
C: in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
P: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him,
C: all you offspring of Israel!
P: For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him,
C: but has heard, when he cried to him.
P: From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
C: my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
P: The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
C: May your hearts live forever!
P: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
C: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: How blessed we are, heavenly Father, to be loved by You. You have given us life and through Your Son, You have given us new and eternal life. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, give us hearts that are dedicated to You. We ask this in the name of Jesus.