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
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.
Jesus is the visible image of the Father — the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth — our only help this morning. Let’s remember together & sing!
Worship in Song
Behold Our God
Confession / Lament
Let’s echo these words together from the 139th Psalm — a psalm of David:
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
With our hearts postured to listen, let’s take some time to pray silently as He searches.
Pray with me with the underlined portions:
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. Amen.
Worship in Song
Lead Us Back
Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
We sing and ask the Lord to lead us back to Him because we know His power to save. Be assured in remembering what He’s done:
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, what value should we put on gospel truth! As a church that’s received such grace as this, let’s celebrate as we greet one another now.
Sermon | A Vision of Love | John 4:1-30
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!