Call to Worship
When I close the sky so that there is no rain or I order the locusts to consume the land or I send a plague against my people, if my people who belong to me will humbly pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
—2 Chronicles 7:13–14 ceb
♫ All the People Said Amen (lyrics)
♫ Fear No More (lyrics)
Reconciliation with God
If we claim, “We don’t have any sin,” we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from everything we’ve done wrong.
—1 John 1:8–9 ceb
… In Christ you are forgiven.
R Thanks be to God!
♫ Who You Say I Am (lyrics)
Sharing the Peace
… The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
R And also with you.
Time with Young Disciples
“Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift at the altar and go. First make things right with your brother or sister and then come back and offer your gift.”
—Matthew 5:23–24 ceb
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven:
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Scriptures (see program insert)
“The Sin of Racism” — Counter Culture, Part 1
♫ Unclouded Day (lyrics + music)
Blessing & Sending
♫ All Things Bright and Beautiful (lyrics + music)
Music in this bulletin is used by permission, CCLI # 615,085, unless specified otherwise. Other materials are reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship (© 1993 Westminster John Knox Press), the United Methodist Book of Worship (© 1992 The United Methodist Publishing House), and/or The Worship Sourcebook (© 2004, CRC Publications). Except where noted, Scripture quotations are used by permission from the Common English Bible (CEB) © 2011 Common English Bible.