God of love, you peer into each soul and heart and cherish us just the same. Be with us now as we come into your presence with reverence and humility, with joy and expectation. Help us to live more fully with the realization of your endless love for us. Teach us to live and love as a family. Guide us to be good children, as you are our perfect parent. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Almighty and merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you and each other by what we have done and by what we have left undone. By not loving you with our whole being, we have neglected our neighbors as well as ourselves. Help us turn our lives to you, that we might receive renewal of mind, body and spirit, we pray in Christ’s spirit. Accept this prayer that we offer together this morning, and hear our individual prayers which we offer in the silence of our hearts. Amen.
- Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 43: 16-21
- Gospel Lesson: Matthew 6: 25-33
- No. 487 – When Morning Gilds the Skies
- No. 233 – Blest Are the Uncorrupt in Heart
- No. 303 – Jesus, Lover of My Soul
“The Times They are (Always) A-’Chang’in” – Rev. Scott G. Loomer