PRELUDE – “O God Forgive Us” by for King and Country

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (John 17:1-3)

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,

“Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,

since you have given him authority over all flesh,

to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Song –

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

CONFESSION OF SIN – “This Sunday has been set aside by many churches as Racial Reconciliation Sunday, a time to remorsefully reflect on the sins and consequences of racial prejudice even among our Southern Baptist Convention forefathers during the periods of slavery and segregation.  As we take our usual time to confess our sin before God, let’s carefully examine our hearts for sins of racism and any ways that we are prone to ignore the image of God in the oppressed, downtrodden, and those not like us.”

“Let’s read this confession of sin together”

Merciful Lord, we confess that with us there is an abundance of sin,

but in you there is the fullness of righteousness and abundance of mercy.

We are spiritually poor, but you are rich and in Jesus Christ came to be merciful to the poor. Strengthen our faith and trust in you.

We are empty vessels that need to be filled; fill us.

We are weak in faith; strengthen us.

We are cold in love; warm us, and make our hearts fervent for you

that our love may go out to one another and to our neighbors.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Eph. 2:13-15

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off

have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one

and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility

 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances,

that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Songs –

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”by CityAlight

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:2

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 1:1-4

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON (Nathan) – “Eternal Life”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

Be Unto Your Name” by Gary Sadler and Lynn DeShazo

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Lift your Eyes” by Leeland