Greeting and Welcome
Prelude - Change My Heart O God
Centering Words (Pastor)
Jesus knew one of them would betray him. Surrounded by his best friends, those whom he has trained and loves, Jesus announces one of them will stray from the path that God intended for him to live. His betrayal will cost Jesus his life. Still, Jesus loves them till the end!
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Lord, is it me who has betrayed you?
Have mercy on me, according to your faithful love!
Lord, is it me who has strayed from the path?
Wash me completely clean of my guilt!
Lord, is it me who has ignored your call?
Wash me and I will be whiter than snow!
Lord, is it me who has turned from your presence?
Create in me a clean heart and put a right spirit within me.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Merciful God, have mercy on us when we stray, according to your faithful love! Wipe away our wrongdoings according to your great compassion! Transform our hearts with the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may be serve you in love and show mercy to all. Amen.
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days UMH 269
Joys and Concerns – Lord’s Prayer
O How He loves you and me TFWS 2108
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Gracious God, we admit how much we need your forgiveness in our lives. We depend completely on your mercy and love. Wipe away our guilty deeds, wash us with your love, and return to us the joy of your salvation. We trust in your compassion. Create in us a clean heart, O God! Don’t take your Holy Spirit away from us so we can proclaim your praise to the world. Amen.
Words of Assurance (Responsive)
God, who is merciful, forgives us all!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
“It’s not me, is it?” Rev. Ileana Rosario
The Lord of the Dance UMH 261
May God’s mercy keep a loving heart within us.
May God’s peace wash away our negativity.
May God’s power help us bring blessing to the world.
Postlude - Spirit Of The Living God