Stouffville United Church
Isaiah 49: 5-6
Acts 8: 26 – 39
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
LEADER: Lord Jesus Christ,
who sat at table with outcasts and sinners,
PEOPLE: We confess that too often we fall short
of following in your way:
we turn away from the needy,
show indifference to the lonely,
and reject those who seem different from us.
Forgive us, we pray.
And lead us in your ways.
LEADER: Stretch out your hand of healing love, Lord God.
PEOPLE: Create in us a clean heart, we pray,
and renew a right spirit within us.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE.
LEADER: In Christ, you are a new creation.
the past is finished and gone.
The new has come!
Believe the good news of the gospel:
ALL In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.