Sunday, January 24th - Evening Session 

We have walked through storms and fires over the past year. Tonight, over 100 people gathered in our sanctuary, and over 300 online, to proclaim this anthem,

“You are stronger, you are stronger.
Sin is broken, you have saved me.”
- Stronger, Hillsong

Tonight, we repent. Tonight, we lament. Tonight, we confess.
After worship, Pastor Rob shared a vision that was spoken to him by a young man in our body:
He had a dream of constructing a new well on our church property. He brought the equipment and called for volunteers. It did not matter where they dug, rushing water flowed out of every place. Wherever the equipment was set up, they would always find living water.
This is prayer - when you pray, living water will flow out of it.

Our leadership gathered on stage to cry out to God for our families, our church and our nation.

We repent of the injustice that our black brothers and sisters have experienced through our state’s racist history, our nation’s broken past, and our current culture. We repent of broken promises and mistreatment of our black, asian, hispanic, pacific islander and native neighbors. We pray that God may turn our community and our nation to join as one voice and one people to proclaim Christ as Creator and King.

We repent of our pride and ignorance. We ask God to cleanse any wicked way within us, and to make our hearts clean slates. We lament as David did in Psalm 51, and we pray for health and wholeness over our land. We repent, believing that just as in Acts 3, we will experience Christ’s refreshing through our confession.

We repent of through complacency or pride, a lack of unity with those in our church because of  this difficult year. We ask for God to knit us together, bringing us to unity. We cry out to God to be made a soft, yielded people, responsive to God’s call to action.

We grieve over the pain our families, communities and nation have experienced over this past year. We are broken for the lawlessness, hatred and sin of our country. We cry out for our nation, our government, our people and ourselves.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
- Lamentations 3:22-23