Words of Humble Confession
We confess to you, O God, that we
too often claim to see the special
in others only to use it for our
We have used others for our own
glory and at their expense.
Forgive us for the ways we
dehumanize friends, strangers,
and whole groups of people.
Remind us that black lives matter
as much as our own. Move us to
affirm those who love in ways
different than us.
Release us from the bondage of
possessions while teaching us to
share your abundance with all.
In the name of Queen Vashti who
refused to participate in systems
of oppression. Amen. tg
Words of Hope & Assurance: Matthew 28:6-7a CEB: He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him. Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, ‘He’s been raised from the dead.