L: Blessed be the name of the Lord our God,
P: Who redeems us from sin and death.
L: For us and for our salvation, Christ became obedient unto death, even death on the cross.
P: Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Hymn In the Cross of Christ I Glory
We confess to you, our Lord and Savior, that we have betrayed and denied you, forgotten and doubted you. When our faith is tested, we wonder where you are. When we see injustice in the world, we often stand by, we turn our backs, we ignore the cries of others. We confess that we deny you and betray you with our silence when we fail to proclaim your good news, when we fail to live out your teachings and love our neighbor as ourselves. Help us to remember your sacrifice, your love, and to know your forgiveness. In the name of the one who lived, who was crucified, and who lives again, Jesus the Messiah, we pray. Amen.
L: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
P: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
All: Thanks be to God!
L: May Jesus Christ, who for our sake became obedient unto death, even death on a cross, keep you and strengthen you, now and forever.