Prayer of Confession

Loving God, we confess that at times we do not share in the joy o the resurrection but are caught in the worries of the world.  We confess that we do not always live in the spirit of new lie but remain discontent, grumbling and anxious.  Forgive us for not sharing in the Good News.  Forgive us when we find it more comfortable to worry and complain than to risk the joy and encouragement of new life in Christ.  Call us back to Your ways, O God, to seek hope and reconciliation, restoration and peace.  In the name of the Risen Christ, we pray.  Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse – 2 Corinthians 5: 17

therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

The Old Testament Lesson – 2 Samuel 6: 12 – 15

The New Testament Lesson – Matthew 20: 17 – 19