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, and happy Mother’s Day! We have so much to be thankful for today as God has called us to come to Him by His Word and through His Spirit. Hear the Word of the Lord from Psalm 95:
Come, let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care.
If only we would listen to his voice today!
– Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7 NLT
Oh, if only! What a great opportunity we have to do that this morning!
Let’s sing this proclamation of grace with everything we’ve got!
Worship in Song
Come Thou Fount
Confession / Lament
We recognize on a day like today that everything in God’s creation isn’t yet as it should be. Mother’s Day is not an easy day for everyone. Sin has broken families and caused deep pain and heartache, and suffering in creation has led to suffering in the flesh — so many who long to be parents are unable to experience that joy. So many who long to be cared for lose their parents. So many have lost their kids. Their pain and grief is often hidden on a day like today.
We can find every sigh of our souls in the Psalms. They help us so much. They were the songs of Jesus, too. He cried them out on the cross. Let’s look to Psalm 130 to help us lament today — that so many things are broken by sin.
Out of the depths we cry to you, O LORD!
O Lord, hear our voices!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of our pleas for mercy!
We wait for the LORD, our souls wait, and in his word we hope;
our souls wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
– adapted from Psalm 130:1-2, 5-6
Worship in Song
Rock of Ages
Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is good news for those who suffer. Remember this:
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 4:15-16
Take heart in that, and greet one another now with the peace of Christ.
Sermon | Through the Church | Ephesians 3:10-13
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper
The LORD himself watches over you!
The LORD himself stands beside you
as your protective shade.
The LORD keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
– Psalm 121:5, 708
So go now in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!