Great Commission

Psalm 40:9-10
Matthew 28:16-20

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 40:9-10)
Let us speak of God’s faithfulness
Come let us proclaim God’s salvation
Here is the glad news of God’s deliverance
God’s love is steadfast and God is faithful!
Let us praise God today!
Come, let us praise God forever!

Call to Confession: Nothing is too big, too burdensome or too human for Jesus to understand, come let us confess ourselves to God.

Prayer of Confession: Jesus, we confess that we have trouble with the complexity of your final commandment. That you grant us your authority, that we are to baptize all nations–that you promise that you remain with us forever. To be honest this sounds like a lot of work for us to do, and the fact that you are with us, is hard for us to always believe. Help us when we are weary, scared or feel alone. Help us when we take your command to mean to force, ostracize or belittle other people to be Christian. Help us to understand that all of this falls under your Maundy Thursday work of loving and saving one another we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Hear the Good News, Jesus Christ Loves us, Serves us and helps us. Let us comfort one another with the the good news: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven

Prayer of the Day/Dedication: Let us go into the world making disciples, through the acts of listening, praying, inviting and loving. Let us go and create disciples through the love of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.