Sunday, Feb 26 2017

CALL TO WORSHIP

To you, O Lord, we lift up our souls.
O God, in you we trust.

Make us to know your ways, O Lord;
teach us your paths.
Lead us in your truth and teach us,
for you are the God of our salvation;
for you we wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Remember not our sins and transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember us,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.

Our eyes are ever toward you, Lord.
You are our help and our redeemer. Amen.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, our sins are ever before us. We confess that we have cared more about our own selfish desires than the true needs of our friends and neighbors.
Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.

We confess that we have grown cold to your presence, and have turned ourselves away from communion with you.
Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.

You do not delight in sacrifice, God, though we would give it.
We offer you instead our broken spirits.

O God, you are all knowing, and yet you forget our sins, giving us new mercies day by day.
Let us live abundantly in this mercy, renewed by your spirit and restored in joy. Amen.

- authored by Alec Watson