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! What a privilege it is to gather together as a congregation this morning. What a gift it is to have the Word — to have the Lord — to have the Holy Spirit — to have each other. Hear the Word of the Lord:
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
– Psalm 150:1-2, 6a
Worship in Song | All Creatures of Our God and King
Confession / Lament
We raise and sing our Hallelujahs, not dependent on our circumstances to inform us to do so, but rather in response to the truth of God’s character in the midst of our circumstances. In the midst of weakness. In the midst of pain. Think about this: what kind of opportunity do we have here and now to sing in the midst of pain and sorrow — whether it’s our own or all that we see in the world! Singing in pain will not be a thing we do in heaven. Think about it — what a gift that is right now for us to have hope, and to remind each other of that hope.
O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or we would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
– Psalm 51:15-17 made plural
Worship in Song| Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
In all our confusion, chaos, anxiety, and heavy-heartedness, God is faithful. In Jesus, he has not only given us forgiveness of sin, but also promises the complete restoration of all things. Let’s read this together in remembering this truth of Hebrews 10:10:
This is God’s gospel promise:
to forgive our sins and give us eternal life
by grace alone because of Christ’s one sacrifice finished on the cross.
– based on Hebrews 10:10 from The Worship Sourcebook
With assurance in our hearts, let’s greet one another now.
Sermon | To Live is Christ | Philippians 1:1-18b-30
Response | Giving | Prayer | The Lord’s Supper
Worship in Song
His Mercy is More
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Nothing But the Blood / Doxology
May the love of God the Father, who sustains us by His power,
And the peace of Christ, who was wounded for our sins,
And the joy of the Holy Spirit, who transforms us from glory to glory
be with you all, now and always.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!