05.21.17 Gathered Worship

Nathan Smith Prepare for Gathered Worship

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:13-15

Prayer of Confession:
God of all the world,
We praise You that in Christ the barriers that have separated humanity are torn down.
Yet we confess our slowness to open our hearts and minds to those who don’t look or think like us.
We confess that even within the Church we are often anxious in our relationships and mistrusting of one another.
We are not willing to take the risks and make the sacrifices that love requires.
Deliver us from the sins of fear and prejudice, that we may move toward the Day
when all Your people fully enjoy the oneness that we have in Jesus Christ. Amen.

We’ll respond to the riches of God’s grace in Christ by singing these songs:

(Click on titles to listen)

All Creatures of Our God and King (arr. David Crowder Band)

We Are Free (N. Smith)

Death Was Arrested (arr. People of the Earth)

In Christ Alone (arr. Lauren Daigle)