Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 03.11.18

Josh Miles / March 11, 2018

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.

Prelude / Gathering
Rejoice!

Call to Worship 
Good morning, and welcome to Redemption! This morning as we worship, let us look to Jesus and be reminded of His goodness and grace. God’s Word calls us to worship, and this morning we’re going to read a passage out of Colossians that encourages us to see Christ for who He is and why we should see Him to be better than anything else we could imagine.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities —
all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.

– Colossians 1:15-20

Worship in Song
Behold Our God

Confession / Lament
Let’s read this together:

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

– Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

As we confess our sin to God, let’s take some time to pray silently.

Heavenly Father: We mourn, lament, and seek pardon from these sins.
Cause our hearts to always repent, and repent quickly.
Lord Jesus: Grant that through the tears of repentance we may all see one thing more clearly — the brightness and glory of the cross.
Holy Spirit: Help us to feel a godly grief that trembles and fears at our sin,
and also looks to the gospel of grace,
which brings power and confidence.

– based on a Puritan Prayer, from The Valley of Vision

WORSHIP IN SONG 
Lead Us Back

Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
that she might be holy and without blemish.

– from Ephesians 5:25b-28

Friends, in Christ we’ve been made clean, and presented before Jesus as holy and blameless — not because of anything we’ve done, but because He gave Himself up for us. So, as the church that’s received such grace, let’s celebrate as we greet one another now.

Sermon | Jesus, Head Over All | Ephesians 1:20-23
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper

Worship in Song
Abide With Me
All I Have is Christ
Grace Alone / Doxology

Benediction
May the Father, the giver of every perfect gift,
and the Son, who summons us to boldness,
and the Spirit, who unifies us — shoulder to shoulder,
be with you today and all your days thereafter.
                       
Go today in the name of the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!

 

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