“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. (ESV)
Call to Worship
Psalm 72:1–4, 17–19
 Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to the royal son!
 May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor!
 May his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
May people be blessed in him,
all nations call him blessed!
 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things.
 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and Amen! (ESV)
Prayer of Confession
Lord, you have opened your arms to welcome us as your children. You alone can forgive our sin. You alone can mend the scars of our shame. When we were found guilty, the blood of your perfect Son, Jesus, was spilled so that we could be declared innocent. Lord, thank you for your mercy toward us. May we run to no other source of refuge. May we wash in no other fountain. May we receive from no other fullness. Or rest in no other relief than in the cross of Jesus our Savior. Amen.