Brought Back from Death to Life
- My Song Forever Shall Record - GTG 67
- Give Thanks for Those Whose Faith is Firm - GTG 731
- Lift Every Voice and Sing - GTG 339
Call to Worship
I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to my servant David:
‘I will establish your descendants forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’ “
Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, our loyalties have been divided and we have taken your grace for granted. You seek us out, but we attempt to go our own way. You provide, but we hoard. You free us from enslavement to sin, but we neglect to be instruments of righteousness. You welcome us as we are, but we refuse to receive others in your name. Forgive what we have been, amend what we will be, awaken us to the new thing you are doing within and around us. Send your Spirit to shape us in ways that better reflect the one we claim to follow, Jesus Christ.