L: As evening closes in, we are reminded by the setting sun what God has done this day. We celebrate the joy of life, laughter, and service. We also grieve that which we have done and left undone. Let us confess to God, our light in the darkness, that our hope may be resurrected as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow.
L: Most merciful God…
All: We confess to you, our God and creator, source of light and life, that we have chosen the ways of darkness.
We have not loved you with a whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
Shine your light again, that by the gift of grace through your Son Jesus, we may not be bound by our sin but may be free to live wholly in you.
To you be all glory and honor, now and forever. AMEN.