The bold way of Jesus calls us to be humble servant leaders. This way is counter to the narratives of power and dominance we hear so often in our world. We find our hope in the remembrance of the lives of all who have gone before us and stand as beacons on a hill, reflecting Christ's resurrection glory for all the world to see.
- Why Do Nations Rage Together -GTG #758
- Take Up Your Cross the Savior Said -GTG #718
- Thine Is the Glory -GTG #238
CALL TO WORSHIP Lector
The Lord gathers us from east and west,
from north and south.
O give thanks to the Lord, who is good!
Those hungry for hope,
those whose souls are parched,
the Lord leads to fountains of grace.
God’s faithful love endures forever!
Come, O people—
draw near and hear the words of the Lord.
We come, with gratitude and praise!
HYMN OF PRAISE “Why Do Nations Rage Together” – GTG #758
CALL TO CONFESSION Rev. Seth Thomas
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord Jesus, we have watched you kneel
at the feet of your disciples
and rise from the table
to offer them bread and cup.
You came among us as a servant
and commanded us to follow your example.
Yet we are hesitant to humble ourselves as you did;
we are too concerned with worldly status
and too intent on achieving “success.”
So, we ignore opportunities to serve you
by serving one another,
because ministry does little
to advance our social standing.
Remind us, Lord, that the greatest among us is one who serves,
and free us to embrace our calling
to be your hands in this world. Amen.