Prayer of Confession

Holy God, you have touched us with your grace and awakened us by your spirit.  We are deeply grateful but confess that sometimes we don’t act very grace-filled or spiritually awake.  So where our familiarity with the Gospel has desensitized us to it’s demanding truth; where our relationship with Jesus Christ has become more nostalgic than dynamic; where our passion to be your body has grown lukewarm; send your grace and mercy.  Forgive us, restore us, and strengthen us, that we may rise up again in peace to love and serve your world. Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse

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

Old Testament Lesson – 2 Samuel 9: 6 – 12

New Testament Lesson – Luke 10: 38 – 42