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, Redemption Peoria! Hear and respond to the Word of the Lord:
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!
Say among the nations,
The LORD reigns!
– Psalm 96:7-10a
Worship in Song
Confession / Lament “In the midst of suffering, He will help you sing!” That lyric reminds us that worshiping the Lord is not dependent on everything being okay. And that means we can acknowledge that things aren’t okay — life is often difficult and full of trials along the way. In faith, let’s sing and remember that He knows all things — including the best way to lead us.
Worship in Song
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
What great news the gospel is — that one day our anxious fears will subside.
Take assurance in His Word this morning:
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
– Hebrews 4:14-16
Jesus will always be a far greater Savior than we are sinners, and this should give us a peace and confidence that can’t be explained. Let’s continue to draw near to the Lord in drawing near to our brothers and sisters around us. Greet each other with the peace of Christ!
Sermon | When Love Leads to Grief | John 12:20-28
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
And also with you!