Call to Worship
L: This day Jesus is calling to you.
P: Lord, help us to hear your call.
L: This is a time of decision.
P: Lord, help us to be strong and faithful.
Soloist: singing “Cry of My Heart” through one time
L: Come, let us celebrate God’s love.
P: Let us rejoice in the call of our Savior.
L: Teach us your ways, O Lord,
P: Help us to be closer to you. AMEN.
Prayer of Confession
Lord, it is easy for us to say that we will follow you; and then turn our backs and act as though our commitment to you does not mean anything to us.
Jesus challenges us to take up our crosses, and when we don’t understand what that means, we just shrug and turn away.
Forgive us for our lack of commitment and faith. Heal us of our greed and fears. Give us courage to be disciples and enable us to joyfully proclaim your healing mercies and your transformational love. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.