(A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
May the God of grace be welcome in our midst.
May we receive the power and peace of divine love.
Come let us worship with our hearts and minds and bodies.
Let us become one seeking justice and compassion.
Blessed be God who challenges, heals, and unites us.
Blessed be our learning and blessed be our vision.
Blessed be God who inspires all things to be new.
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship
of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you
As you are able and comfortable, let us make peace with one another.
"Forty Days and Forty Nights" V.U. 114
Holy, Holy, Holy" V.U. 934
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'S TIME, LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE, CHILDREN'S PRAYER
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.