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, church family! We gather each week for R&R — where we collectively remember together and remind each other of the truth of the story of God. Hear the Word of the Lord:
I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make
your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
The heavens praise your wonders, LORD,
your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies can compare with the LORD?
Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, LORD God Almighty?
You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
you founded the world and all that is in it.
– Psalm 89:1-2,5-9, 11 NIV
So as the Word of God has reminded us of who we worship, let’s join our voices with David in remembering our place in this story:
We waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to us and hear our cry.
He drew us up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog,
and set our feet upon a rock, making our steps secure.
He put a new song in our mouths, a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
– Psalm 40:1-3 adapted to plural
Worship in Song | Grace Alone
Confession / Assurance of Grace
Although we are surrounded by so much evidence that God is good and that He loves us, we still often struggle to believe Him, and in turn, to trust and obey. Unbelief is the root of our struggle with sin. Let’s take a moment and consider where we may be struggling here.
But, Jesus promised that His Holy Spirit would dwell within us to give us strength, comfort, and victory over sin. Remember this promise from Jesus:
“And when he (Holy Spirit) comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father.”
– John 16:8-10a NLT
Let’s pray this together: We believe, Lord. Please help our unbelief.
Christian: although you don’t see Him, you know Him. And He’s always near.
Worship in Song | Oh God
Passing of Peace
Friends, let’s greet each other today as ones who share a mutual friend in Jesus.
Sermon |What Does is Mean to be Committed to a Local Church?
Response | Giving | Prayer | The Lord’s Supper
May the blessing of God, the giver of every good and perfect gift,
and of Christ, who summons us to service,
and the Holy Spirit, who inspires generosity and love,
be with you all as you go.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!