Sunday Apr 16 2017

CALL TO WORSHIP

He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

The Lord our God, the God of all nations, has conquered sin and death.
Blessed are those people whose God is the Lord!

May all kings bow down before him, may all people praise his name.
Blessed be his glorious name forever, may the whole earth be filled with his glory!

The heavens and earth are his, as all things were created in Him.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things!

Justice and righteousness are the foundation of his throne. Steadfast love and faithfulness go before Him.
Holy is he, the Lord, giver of Life! He is our Redeemer and King!

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy Redeemer, we stand before you a broken people, in need of healing and rescue. Born of sin, we are in darkness.
Lord, bring us your Light. Rescue us from our broken selves and this broken place.

Even in our need of rescue, we worship other gods and kneel to earthly kings. Forgetting who is our true Savior.
Lord, we are not worthy to receive you.

Often, we forget the pain of the cross, and the sacrifice of Christ's perfect life for ours.
Lord, we are not worthy to receive you.

We are like a breath, our days like a passing shadow. But you are the Giver of Life, the Creator of all things.
Lord, say the Word and we shall be healed.

You Lord are the Redeemer, the Giver of Life, our great rescue. You have conquered death and sin once and for all, giving your only Son, so that we may become your children also. Remind us of this truth, on Easter and every day. We stand in awe of your goodness and love – thankful for the gift of your Son, Jesus.
Holy is he, the Lord, giver of Life! He is our Redeemer and King! He is risen indeed!