Prayer of Confession

Loving and merciful God, you know our hearts and you know our lives.  We confess to you that which causes separation, that which causes pain, that which causes distress, and that which breaks down.  We confess to you our part in those things.  And in humility and hope, we ask for your help to do better, to reconcile, to heal, to soothe, to build up.  So may we love you and our neighbor, and follow our Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.  Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.

Old Testament Lesson:  Numbers 11: 4 – 6, 10 – 16, 24 – 29

New Testament Lesson:  Mark 9: 38 – 41