Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 04.22.18

Josh Miles / April 22, 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.

Call to Worship 
Welcome to Redemption Peoria! We’re so glad you’re here. Let’s stand and read the Word of the Lord together.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble.
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

– Psalm 107:1-2, 8-9
Our God is holy, and He has called us to worship this morning to respond to that holiness — remembering who He is, what He’s done for us, what He’s doing now, and what He’ll do when He makes all things new — where we’ll be ultimately satisfied and feast with Him. Lift your voices as we declare what’s to come!

Worship in Song 
We Will Feast in the House of Zion

Confession / Lament
We sing that song the way we do with longing in our hearts — for every sad thing to one day be made untrue. Until then, we mourn with those who mourn, weep with those who weep, and lament the destruction that sin causes in our lives and in the world around us. Would you pray with me in acknowledging our own sins and need for God’s help?

Almighty God, we confess how hard it is to be your people.
You have called us to be the church,
to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lonely and confused world.
Yet we acknowledge we are often more apathetic than active,
isolated than involved, callous than compassionate,
obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.
Gracious Lord, have mercy on us and forgive our sins.
Remove the obstacles preventing us from being
your representatives to a broken world.
Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your Holy Spirit,
who changes us and dwells within us.

Worship in Song 
By Thy Mercy

Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
Hear the good news and be assured with peace!

Behold, our guilt is taken away and our sin atoned for!
For our sake, He made him to be sin who knew no sin,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Thanks be to God!
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Thanks be to God!

– based on 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:16

With thankful hearts full of peace, take some time to greet one another (remain standing for the reading of God’s Word).

Sermon | No Longer Strangers | Ephesians 2:19-22
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper

Worship in Song
Great Are You, Lord
How Deep the Father’s Love
Be Thou My Vision /Doxology



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