Reading: Mark 7
Call to Confession by Blair Gilmer Meeks
God of grace, you call on us to repent, to endure, and to hope: strengthen us that we may work always for the common good.
We confess that though we look for sin in others, we are reluctant to examine ourselves; we are caught up in worldy wisdom and forget your words; we complain about troubles and fail to see your good gifts.
Have patience with us and nurture us hat we may grow in love, for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ.