COMMUNION SUNDAY

Prayer of Confession

Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.  We know we do not always live as we ought; we turn away from You, our neighbor, and our true selves.  We know we dim Your light within us, with pride and self-righteousness, and our need for control. We know that You love us, that You do not abandon us, and that again and again You call us back to You, back to love, back to grace, back to Your light.  Forgive us, we pray, through Christ our Lord.  Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse – Proverbs 3: 5 – 6

“Trust I the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

The Old Testament Lesson – Psalm 23

New Testament Lesson– 1 Peer 2: 19 – 25