INVITATION

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly

repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.

Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

CONFESSION AND PARDON.

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with

our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.

We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we

have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our

neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.

Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Leader: Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet

sinners; that proves God's love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to

God. Amen.