WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Eternal God, you call beloved daughters and sons.
We praise you for creating us
and calling us to cultivate your life in the world.
Eternal God, you call our name in the garden
We come to worship,
acknowledging our vulnerabilities and desires to be like God.
Eternal God, you give us boundaries to live abundant lives,
and when we fail, your forgiveness and mercy encircle us.
Thanks be to God for the radical grace
offered to us through Jesus Christ.
Here in this place - HWB #6
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord – HWB #151
PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
God calls to us, “Where are you?”
We, like Adam, hide in the garden,
hoping God does not come looking for us.
God asks, “What have you done?”
We, like Eve, say, “the devil made me do it,” masking our shame.
Our choices have consequences and yet God’s grace abounds.
I confess I have hidden and denied my sin.
When I refused to admit my wrongs, I was miserable;
even my bones felt brittle.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Hymn: Kyrie – HWB #152
ASSURANCE (from Psalm 32):
How happy are the ones whose wrongs are forgiven.
How happy are the ones whose sin the Eternal God
will not take into account.
God is our refuge from trouble, is ready to restore us.
God hears our prayers extending the arms of salvation
and songs of deliverance. Amen
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Sing a new song to the Lord
Be thou my vision
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-13; Matthew 4:1-11
Show us Grace Pastor Rod
What wondrous love is this – HWB #530
Come, thou fount – HWB #521