Call to Worship (based on Psalm 89 and Matthew 13:31-32):
We sing of God’s steadfast love,
And proclaim God’s faithfulness to all generations:
The faithfulness that grows a seed into a great shrub;
the faithfulness that welcomes birds of the air.
The faithfulness that provides sturdy branches for the nests that are built.
God’s faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
God’s steadfast love is established forever.
Righteousness and justice are our foundation
And God’s eternal love and faithfulness abides with us.
Prayer of Confession:
We seek to be faithful to your way of peace and justice.
When we are not wise enough, or loving enough, or bold enough to follow your path,
We long to know the truth of your faithfulness to us.
When we ignore the Spirit, when we turn away, when we carry fear,
Let us live within your faithful love,
That our steps may be ever faithful. Amen.