Confession of Sin
Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced ourselves that we are superior to our neighbors. If they were just more like us, we tell ourselves, the world would be better. We confess our arrogance and our lack of humility.
We confess we too often contribute to the fragmentation of our world that yearns for your Good News of expansive love and justice. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
No matter what you have done or failed to do, no matter your motivation, hear this: God loves you! God weeps and rejoices with you in life’s ups and downs. God has not given up on you. You are God’s delight. You are God’s beloved. Share this love with your neighbor.
Passing of the Peace
You Are God’s Beloved
As Are You