Confession of Sin Responsive
Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,
we too often favor one over the other.
Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,
we too often favor the labor of some over the labor of others.
Though you teach love of neighbor and interconnectedness,
we too often fail to assure adequate pay and safety of some of our neighbors.
Though you teach sharing of our gifts,
we too often devalue the work done by parents at home, by volunteers in the church and elsewhere, and others who labor without pay.
We come before God seeking forgiveness and strength to grow as faithful people.
Open our perspectives to the work of one another. Open our hearts and actions to the needs of all who labor. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
God’s forgiveness and grace is boundless. The connecting love that binds us together on this earth never gives up on you. Each of us are the delight and hope of God’s dreams for creation. Turn to your neighbor and share the delight and hope freely given to you.