PRAYER IN PREPARATION: Abba, Father, Creator – we call you by many names, but the names we choose show our relationship with you. Spirit of Life, Wind and Breath among us, we feel you move through us, guiding us, inspiring us to share your love with others. Jesus, the Christ, Savior of us all, we desire to walk in your ways and to love one another as you first loved us. Triune God, we desire to relate to you and to each other more fully. Continue to call us, guide us, and lead us into this world and beyond. Amen.
CALL TO WORSHIP
We meet in the name of God, Creator of the universe, mother and father of all.
The love of God is with us.
We meet in the name of Jesus, Word made flesh, lover of all.
The grace of Christ is with us.
We meet in the name of the Holy Spirit, sustainer and giver of life, inspirer of all.
The communion of the Spirit is with us.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Amazing God, we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. You call us to be faithful disciples. But we do not always exhibit your grace. We are divided in our devotion to you. Forgive us, triune God. Open our hearts. Appear to us in forms we cannot deny. Challenge us in ways we cannot avoid. Lead us in paths from which we cannot turn back. Be present here, befriend us here, renew us here. Make us new creations who may perfectly love and serve you.