Pastor: Rev. Beverly Hall
Call to Worship
Leader: We are appointed by Jesus Christ.
People: We go with God.
Leader: We offer peace in the Spirit of the Lord to everyone we meet.
People: We open our hearts.
Leader: We proclaim the good news.
People: The kingdom of God is near!
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39 They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will
Give thanks. Give thanks be baptized; 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Leader: We will go, Lord, into the world, telling and retelling the story with other believers, taking the gospel and making disciples among all the peoples with whom we come in contact. We will go, knowing you will be with us. You, O God, to whom we would in these moments, pour out our lives in service and in thanksgiving. But we know the barriers that stand in our way. We cannot pour ourselves out to you fully as individuals with unconfessed sin in our lives. We cannot pour ourselves out to you fully as your body when we are in conflict with others. So hear our confession,
forgive and deliver us, and give us courage to offer your peace to one another.
Confession of Sin
Leader: We have sinned against you and each other, Lord. We have not lived worshipfully. Lord, in your mercy, hear our confession.
We have not loved you wholly. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not lived worshipfully. Lord, in your mercy, hear our confession
We have not denied ourselves and taken up our own cross daily. We live not lived worshipfully. Lord, in your mercy, hear our confession.
We have not loved kindness, pursued justice, or walked humbly with you. We have not lived worshipfully. Lord, in your mercy, hear our confession.
We have not shared the good news with our lips or in our lives. We have not lived worshipfully. Lord, in your mercy, hear our confession.
Leader: The saying is sure: If we confess our sins, God is merciful and just and forgives us our sins, and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. In the name of Christ, we are forgiven.
Leader to Pastor and Each Other: In the name of Christ, we are forgiven.
All: Glory to God! Amen!
Leader: As forgiven and reconciled people, share Christ’s peace with one another.
The peace of Christ be always with you. And also with you.
Did you know that our weekly General Fund offerings need to total $3,937.86 to balance our budget? Our offerings totaled $1,387.00
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