Call to Worship:
One: By the calling of God’s Holy Spirit, we gather in the name of the living Christ to worship God.
Many: Surely, God is in this place and calls us to worship in spirit and in truth.
One: God’s love is for you and for all people everywhere.
Many: That we may share the love and life of God the Father, may we be renewed in the refreshing Holy Spirit in the presence of the living Christ.
Hymn: Santo, Santo, Santo 111
Prayer: You are holy, O Lord our Creator and God, giving us mercies beyond number. You are holy, O Savior Jesus Christ, loving and setting us free. You are holy, O Spirit of truth and peace, leading us in ways that are right. O holy eternal Trinity, we praise you for ever and ever. (And now we are bold to pray as our Savior Christ has taught us, “Our Father…”)
2 Corinthians 13:5-14
Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless, indeed, you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed. But we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. This is what we pray for, that you may become perfect. So I write these things while I am away from you, so that when I come, I may not have to be severe in using the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down. Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
THE WORD OF GOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD, THANKS BE TO GOD.
Invitation Hymn: Woke Up This Morning 623
Communion Hymn: Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken 387
Closing Hymn Lord, I Want to Be a Christian 589