Laborers in the Vineyard
Abundance of Grace
Matthew 20:1-16 and Psalm 16:5-8
Call to Worship:
Lord it is good when we come to you at the beginning of the day
Whether we come at the beginning, the middle or the end you will be there.
Lord it is good when we find you at the beginning of the week
But what a blessing when we find God, instead at the end, for still God’s hand will hold us fast.
Help us to find you, Lord!
Help us to find you today, so that we might give you praise.
Call to Worship:
Come let us worship the Lord
God shows us the path of life and invites us to join in the work of the day.
Come let us work together
So we can all share in the fruit of our labors together, with all the saints who participate, come let us do some of that work today!
Prayer of Confession: Lord, I confess that you are my Lord, I have no good apart from you. So I turn to you to confess my failings, so that you can fill me with your grace and love, so that you can be with me and teach me. Show me the path of life I pray.
Prayer of Confession: Lord I confess aha some days I worry if there is not enough grace for me and my sins. I so often feel so full of holes, that I do not count myself as holy enough for you. Yet, you are ever with me, with your presence there is a fullness of joy, there is enough. Remind me that there is enough, I pray.
Assurance of Pardon: Lord you are the path of life, fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore, so we can be confident of the truth: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Assurance of Pardon: Lord, it doesn’t matter if we come to you in the beginning, the middle or the end, we are assured of your grace. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Hymns: Amazing Grace
On Eagles Wings
Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
There is a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Lord I wanna be a Christian in My Heart
Full List of Lenten Resources (Of course some prayers may be appropriate for other weeks)
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Here are some additional potential hymns stressing thankfulness for God’s action even when it’s for someone else: Behold the Goodness of Our God (Crimond)
Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine! (Assurance)
Called as Partners in Christ’s Service (Beecher)
Come, Labor On (Ora Labora)
Creating God, Your Fingers Trace (Hancock)
God Be with You Till We Meet Again (Randolph)
God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us (O Quanta Qualia)
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Beach Spring)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness)
Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Monkland)
Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service (Blaenhafren)
Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket Alle Gott)
O God of Every Nation (Llangloffan)
Sovereign Lord of All Creation (Geneva)
Thy Mercy and Thy Truth, O Lord (Tallis’ Ordinal)
Today We All Are Called to be Disciples (Kingsfold)