CALL TO WORSHIP
May the peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
We gather to celebrate God's presence, to be reminded of how God is active in our world
We gather to sing, to pray, to listen, to worship.
As we gather, we turn to our neighbours to offer each other the peace of Christ.
PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE
God of the ages, in our times of drought and struggle, those times we feel abandoned
we seek for a sign that you are with us, that you are indeed God.
God of the ages, in a world filled with potential idols and gods,
we know that sometimes we wander, we give our focus to the wrong things.
God of the ages, in a world of viral videos and sound bite politics,
we acknowledge that sometimes we want the “big show”, the spectacular, the fireworks and glory.
God of the ages, God of grace, God who moves within and amongst us always,
open our eyes to see the signs of your presence, open our souls to feel your grace, open our hearts to share that grace with the world around us.
God of grace, active in the world, active in our lives,
we sing songs of thanksgiving for your presence, help us listen for your voice urging us forward.