CALL TO WORSHIP Faye Hill, Lector
We gather in the season of Lent,
a time to examine our hearts and our lives
and journey with Christ through the suffering of the world.
Let us pick up our crosses and follow Christ
on a path that is lined with God’s love.
God has marked us as beloved dust
and called us together to worship.
HYMN OF PRAISE “Open the Eyes of My Heart” GTG #452
CALL TO CONFESSION Kyle Anderson
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God, you have made us your covenant people,
marked us as your own, and charged us for lives of service.
Forgive us when we live as if success were the worthiest aim
or independence the highest virtue.
Call us once more to take up our crosses,
and show us how to follow you.
Forgive us, O God, and wash us in your mercy.
Forgive us, O God, and free us to try again. Amen.