Welcome to our Sunday liturgy recap. If you missed our service this Sunday or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.
Call to Worship
Good morning! We’re so glad you’re here with us today. Whether you’ve come this morning with excitement to worship the Lord or it was all you could do to get here, know that the Lord has called you here to expand your vision of him, to look up and see his glory in all things. Hear the Word of the Lord as we’re called to worship:
All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O LORD,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
– Psalm 86:9-10
Worship in Song | Praise to the Lord
Confession / Lament
“Ponder anew what the Almighty can do, if with his love he befriends you.”
What a friend we have in the Lord this morning — closer than our very breath to us. If he ever feels far away, it’s because of us and because of sin. Let’s pray together:
Holy and merciful God:
In your presence, we confess our sinfulness,
Our shortcomings, and our offenses against you.
You alone know how often we have sinned
In wandering from your ways,
In wasting your gifts,
In forgetting your love.
Have mercy on us, O Lord,
For all we have done and left undone to displease you.
Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light
And walk in your ways, For the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Assurance of Grace / Passing of the Peace
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
– Philippians 1:6
What gift of grace Jesus is, indeed…just as we sang. It’s because of him that so many of us find ourselves forgiven and free by no merit or effort of our own — just the gift of himself and his merit. Be encouraged, brothers and sisters, and greet one another now!
Sermon|God’s Unconditional Love | Malachi 1:1-5
Response | Giving | Prayer | The Lord’s Supper
May we, having been blessed by God and called his people, go and be a blessing to our city, living as representatives of the kingdom of God for God’s glory, remembering that all of life is all for Jesus.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!