Call to Worship & World Communion Sunday Prayer of Confession – October 7, 2018

Call to Worship

L: As we gather around the table of the LORD today,

P: we remember the peoples of the world divided into many nations and tongues.

L: We gather in the name of the Almighty, Creator of every man and woman, every plant and animal.

P: We join in the chorus of praise with sisters and brothers around the world to celebrate our LORD.

L: May Christ’s church be strengthened and united through the sacrament of Holy Communion.

World Communion Sunday Prayer of Confession

Lord, on this world communion Sunday, help us examine our hearts so that we may pay proper respect to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  Thank you for offering reconciliation to all of humankind, the forgiveness of sins through Christ, our high priest.

Almighty and ever-present God, we confess our sins to you. We are truly sorry for our wrongdoings and shortcomings, for sins of commission and sins of omission.     Forgive us, we pray, in Christ’s name.

Empower us to serve you fully, to share the resources we have with those who have less, to weep with those who weep, and to laugh with those who laugh. Help us to be good stewards over the earth you have placed in our care; help us to unite in love and concern for one another, not just in our local community, but with brothers and sisters in all the    world.

As we draw near to your holy table we thank you, Lord, for providing the Bread of Life for us.  As we partake, impart on us your grace and mercy, unite us with Christ, our Lord, and with one another.  May your kingdom be established in all the earth. Amen.

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