Opening Prayer: Psalm 66

Blessed are You, Lord our God!
Glorious is Your name in all the earth!

We celebrate who You are,                                            
and all that You have done for us.                                      
You hold our lives in Your hands                                     
and catch us when we stumble.                                    

So we come together today,
led by Your Holy Spirit,
to worship You:
to sing Your praise,                                                       
to confess our mistakes,                                                   
and to receive Your love and mercy,
made possible through the sacrifice
of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Be present among us as we worship You,
and as we open ourselves to Your Word.
To You be all glory, now and forever.  Amen.