Call to Worship: Psalm 103: 8-14; 17a; 22b (ESV) antiphonal
8 Leader: The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
People: slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 Leader: He will not always accuse,
People: nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 Leader: he does not treat us as our sins deserve
People: or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 Leader: For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
People: so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 Leader: as far as the east is from the west,
People: so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Leader: As a father has compassion on his children,
People: so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 Leader: for he knows how we are formed,
People: he remembers that we are dust.
17a Leader: But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
22b All: Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”