READING Psalm 95
God of the covenant,
In the glory of the cross
Your Son embraced the power of death
And broke its hold over your people.
In this time of repentance,
Draw all people to yourself,
That we who confess Jesus as Lord
May put aside the deeds of death
And accept the life of your kingdom.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.