John 3:16 is the most well-known scripture in the Bible, but does us well to read on to the next verse. John 3:17, “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." As we come to the Table today, let us remember the One who came to bring life, salvation, and restoration through the forgiveness of our sin.
Let us pray.
God, who is gracious and patient with us in so many ways, we thank you for this bread of life and cup of salvation we have before us. Thank you for Jesus, whom we remember in these symbols, who brought us the Good News of your love and forgiveness. As we take this bread and cup, let us also take up the task of telling your world that Good News, sharing your forgiveness with all we know.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN