We come this morning with joy, to worship God. We do not come to justify ourselves. For you, O God, do not judge us by our righteousness, but accept us as we are, out of your great love. We come with joy to worship you. We come with grateful hearts to worship you. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
We come, O God of joy and peace, to praise you and worship you and to hear your Word afresh for our lives. Lord, pour out your Spirit upon us that our worship may be more than words, more than mere duty, but that it may be alive with your power and link us to you and you to us in a deep embrace. Forgive the times we do not look for your guidance. Break open the Scriptures that we read so that Your Way may be known again to us – fresh and new as when we first heard it. Accept our prayer this day, and hear us as we offer our silent and personal confession to you. Amen.
- Psalter Lesson: Psalm 40: 1-11
- New Testament Lesson: I Corinthians 1: 1-9
- No. 476 – O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!
- No. 326 – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
- No. 276 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
“Living by Grace . . . Gracefully” – Rev. Scott G. Loomer