Lord of creation, thank you for making us in your image. We rejoice at the dignity that you have imbedded in us and the way we can reflect your creativity care and love. We are sorry for the way we have abandoned you, our creator and Lord, and have marred your good world with the detritus of our rebellion. We cannot lift ourselves from this sludge and so we rejoice in our king and saviour, Jesus. Thank you that he has redeemed us, and restored our identity to be your children, with a new family; a new life; and a great opportunity to join you in gathering more and more people to yourself.