Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, we confess that we often lose sight of the hope we have in you. Our failures and our self-doubts preoccupy our thoughts and paralyze us from your work. We feel at times intimidated and useless in making a difference in the world. We pray for your forgiveness and we ask for your help so that we might be steadfast and faithful to you. Help us focus on what you have given us in Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen
MINISTRY OF THE WORD
The Memory Verse – 2 Corinthians 5: 17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
The Old Testament Lesson – Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – 8
The New Testament Lesson – John 5: 1 – 18