Prayer of Confession

Holy God, we open our hearts to you this day, and offer the truth of our lives: The fear that stifles us, The prejudice that blinds us, The ignorance that hobbles us, The doubt that plagues us.  Help us, we pray, that we will find courage in an unlikely place, See the world with new and gracious eyes, Move to those places where love is needed, Have faith that you are with us.  This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse – Acts: 17:28

For in him we live and move and have our being.  As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.”

The Old Testament Lesson – Proverbs 10: 12

The New Testament Lesson – 1 Peter 4: 7 – 11