God of love and healing, you freed us from our chains by revealing the way of faith in Jesus Christ. Through our baptism, you accepted us as your sons and daughters and clothed us in the love of Christ. We welcome your presence as we lift our lives to you, and open our souls to your renewing Sprit, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, Creator of the universe, we imagine that we are in familiar territory, that we know what to expect of this hour, that we will leave much the way that we came. Do not abandon us to our foolishness. In judgment, illumine our darkness. In mercy, bear us home—until we recognize your presence wherever evil is confronted, truth is spoken, and life is restored. Accept our prayer this day, renew and strengthen us in Your Spirit, we pray in Christ’s name. Amen
- Psalter Lesson: Psalm 91: 1-6; 14-16
- New Testament Lesson: I Timothy 6: 6-19
- No. 476 – O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!
- No. 306 – Fairest Lord Jesus
- No. 307 – Fight the Good Fight
“Where Happiness if Found” – Rev. Scott G. Loomer