May 3, 2020
Shorter service than usual- communion via Zoom so the sermon is shorter.
More than likely we will continue to worship online next Sunday.
Session and I are discerning when we can safely conduct in person worship, and what that will look like. Pray for us.
Feel free to share this video with folks who do not have a way to worship online right now!
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pray for folks heading back to work this week.
Continue to pray for health care professionals, essential workers.
Pray for those who have COVID-19, those who are recovering, those who are worried they will have covid 19.
Call to Worship
O come let us bow down and worship;
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
For the Lord is our God;
We are the Lord’s people,
The flock that God shepherds.
“The Kingdom of God”
The Kingdom of God is justice and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Come, Lord, and open in us, the gates of your kingdom.
Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joys of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.
Words of Assurance:
In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven, Amen.