God of grace and glory, make your presence known to us as we worship this morning. Spirit of Holiness, breathe on us all and bind us in Christian love and servanthood. O God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit, be known to us today. Transform our lives and our community into the image of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Mighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. Be with us in your love that we may be your children, at one with all those who hear your voice and who follow in your way. Renew us with life that is full of joy, assured by the presence of a Savior who knows our lot and cares for us always, for Christ is our help and hope, and in his name, we pray.
- Psalter Lesson: Psalm 8 NRSV
- New Testament: Lesson John 16: 12-15 NRSV
- No. 138 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
- No. 139 – Come, Thou Almighty King
- No. 145 – Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
Special performance by the Children’s Choir
“I See Children as Kites” – Rev. Scott G. Loomer