Prayer of Confession
Sunday Worship Service for June 21, 2020
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Hymn: 451 Open My Eyes
Call to worship
Leader: Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
All: Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
Leader: be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.
All: Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Leader: For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.
Opening prayer of confession
God of the sparrow, you tell us that the very hairs on our heads are counted. You assure us of our value in your sight and promise to never abandon us. Yet we act out of a spirit of timidity and not courage. We live as if our discipleship does not have life or death consequences for ourselves and for others. We keep silent when we should speak, and say much that ought not ever leave our lips. Forgive us, we pray, for the times we allowed injustice to go unchecked and inequity to persist without even a word of protest. In your mercy forgive what we have done and left undone. Help us to acknowledge Christ in all our actions so that he will acknowledge us before you in heaven. (Silent Prayer) Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Friends, believe the good news, through Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God.
Scripture Reading: 2 Sam 12:1-13
Hymn: 422 Create in Me a Clean Heart
Scripture reading: Psalm 51
Prayers of the people and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 739 O For a Closer Walk with God
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Rev. Rebekah Tucker-Motley
An archive of video services lead by Rev. Tucker-Motley beginning in March 2020.