Call To Worship (from Psalm 32)
One: Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
All: Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
One: You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.
All: Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy all you upright in heart.
We thank you, God, for offering us new life in Christ. Each of us comes to this time and place facing challenges whether in our work, our families, our finances, our health, or the fact of our own mortality. Show us how we can experience a life-changing relationship with you through the person and message of Jesus. We thank you for this community of faith, which for many generations has been your hands and heart of love to countless people and to us. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
God of love, we thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, who died and rose again that we might have abundant life now and eternal life in the world to come. We make our offerings with joy and confidence knowing that your abundant provision knows no bounds. Amen.