Parables & Prophets – Guest Preacher – Rev. Kyle Anderson
CALL TO WORSHIP Brian Johnson, Lector
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the Creator’s handiwork.
They have no speech, they use no words,
yet their witness goes out through all the earth.
Let us join the chorus of creation;
let us raise our voices in resounding praise.
May the words of our mouths
and the songs of our hearts
be pleasing to the Lord!
HYMN OF PRAISE “How Firm a Foundation” – GTG #463
CALL TO CONFESSION Rev. Kyle Anderson
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of the Covenant,
long ago you gave us the law
to guide us in the ways of righteousness.
When we wandered, you called prophets
to beckon us toward faithfulness.
In the fullness of time, you sent your Son
to heal our brokenness and draw us close to you.
But, time and again, we reject your gift of grace.
We bow before the false gods of our world
and forget your command to serve the least of these.
We fill our days with self-serving agendas or trivial tasks
and neglect to nurture our relationship with you.
Forgive us, Lord.
Come to us again, we pray, and set us on right paths.
Root out habits that separate us from you
and sow within us seeds of mercy and love
so that we might produce the fruits of your kingdom. Amen.