*Call to Worship (from Psalm 46)
Leader: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
People: Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
Leader: God says, “Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations. I am exalted in the earth.”
People: The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Draw near, Lord Jesus. We welcome you among us. Touch our hearts. Heal our souls. Move us to offer you our praise. We confess we are broken and suffering. We confess we remain caught in the bonds of our own unhelpful behavior. Release us and we will praise you. Amen.
*Prayer of Dedication
Holy God, we have received the water of life as a gift. That fountain of abundance never stops flowing. What else can we do but give in return? Bless our offerings. Amen.