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Confession: immature

Call to Confession
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
in order to speak the truth in love,
we are called to speak the hard truth of our sins.
Let us together confess our sins.

Merciful God,
you call us to lay aside immaturity and walk in the ways of wisdom.
(Proverbs 9:6)
But too often we revert to our silly and selfish ways;
focusing on ourselves instead of others,
fighting over issues that belong in the past,
and fretting over the future with no sense of trust or imagination.
Holy God, save us from ourselves
and free us to embrace the promise you offer us. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Beloved sisters and brothers in Christ,
God has heard our plea for forgiveness
and offers us mercy in abundant supply.
Our sins have been forgiven!
Alleluia! Amen.


Submitted by Stephen M. Fearing, Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY