Prayer of Confession

Holy God, we know you are as close as breath, and at the same time there is a great distance between You and us.  That distance is sometimes tragedy, when we feel abandoned.  That distance is sometimes a force of evil, when something conspires against us.  That distance is sometimes our foolish choices, or our selfish acts, or the hurt we cause another.  We seek your forgiveness and we seek reconciliation with you and each other.  So assure us of your closeness, and your power, and your mercy, and your ability to change our lives for the good. Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse

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 – Psalm: 23

The New Testament Lesson – Acts: 17: 28