Prayer of Confession

O God, our God, Creator of the stars of the night, forgive us when we forget that darkness and light go hand-in-hand; that the suffering of another is our suffering, that the joy we know is not to be hoarded but shared.  That just as light warms and energizes us, so darkness calms us and gives us rest.  That there are those who still live in the shadows of fear and grief, that we are called to be with them in the dark, and to bring light.  We thank you for day and night, for darkness and light for strife and joy, ad for making us whole.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse – Proverbs 3: 5 – 6

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

The Old Testament Lesson – Psalm 116: 5 – 11

New Testament Lesson – John 20: 19 -31