Family Worship Guide for March 22, 2020
Call to Worship:
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!
-From Psalm 111
Confession of Sin
Merciful God, we confess to You now that we have sinned. We confess the sins that no one knows and the sins that everyone knows. We confess the sins that are a burden to us and the sins that do not bother us because we have grown used to them. We confess our sins as a church. We have not loved one another as Christ loved us. We have not forgiven one another as we have been forgiven. We have not given ourselves in love and service for the world as Christ gave Himself for us. Father, forgive us. Send the Holy Spirit to us, That He may give us power to live as, by Your mercy, You
have called us to live. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
People: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Minister :Brothers and sisters, by the command of Christ and the
power of his promises, according to the testimony of
Holy Scripture, you are forgiven.
People: Thanks be to God.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and
may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful;
he will surely do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24