Call to Worship
I wait for the Lord
My soul waits, for with God is the power to redeem!
I wait for God, more than those who are waiting for the morning
Come, let us wait for the joy that comes with God!
Confession: God, I confess that sometimes I confuse abiding joy with the fleeting feeling of happiness. Sometimes I forget the you are working for joy to the entire world. You want every single person to be able to experience security–food, shelter, companionship. I confess that I am not always working towards that goal. Help me to build a kingdom where everyone can experience deep and abiding joy. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon: God loves us and forgives us. Let proclaim the joy with truth: In Jesus Christ we are forgive.
Prayer of the Day/Dedication: God, let us remember that our God is a God of Joy. Our God does not dictate unnecessary suffering, but instead wants love and peace. Help us to hold onto that we pray. Amen.
Children: Talk about the difference between Joy and Happiness. Talk about who might be good examples of people who have joy.
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