Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 11.12.17

Josh Miles / November 13, 2017

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, and welcome to Redemption! We gather together on a day like to today to remember and remind each other that worship begins with God, and not with us. Let’s look to God’s Word to remind us:

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!

– Psalm 24:7-10

Worship in Song 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Confession / Lament

We rejoice and know that our God is in control, and we know that even in times of crisis we can approach Him boldly because of Jesus. We’ve now seen the 307th mass shooting in our country in 2017. What can we say? What can we pray? Why do these things keep happening? Why does evil seem to keep getting its way?

It’s said that there is a Psalm for every sigh of the human soul. Let’s take time to sit in Psalm 94, where we can cry out against evil and remember that the Lord sees and hears. 

Psalm 94:1-7


Psalm 94:9-23

He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?
He who teaches man knowledge — the LORD —
knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD,
and whom you teach out of your law,
to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.
For the LORD will not forsake his people;

he will not abandon his heritage;

for justice will return to the righteous, 

and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Who rises up for me against the wicked?
 Who stands up for me against evildoers?
If the LORD had not been my help, 

my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.

When I thought, “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who frame injustice by statute?
They band together against the life of the righteous
 and condemn the innocent to death.
But the LORD has become my stronghold, 

and my God the rock of my refuge.

He will bring back on them their iniquity
 and wipe them out for their wickedness;
the LORD our God will wipe them out.

We long for that day, and we look with hope for it to come — where we will be with the Lord and evil, pain, and sin will forever be gone! Let’s sing and rejoice in that together!

Worship in Song

We Will Feast in the House of Zion

Passing of Peace

The good news of the gospel gives us peace this morning for a day that’s coming where we feast with the Lord and all believers. And this peace is afforded to us now because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Share that peace with one another now, and remain standing for the reading of God’s Word.

Announcements | Sermon | Communication in a World of Words
Response |Giving | The Lord’s Supper

Worship in Song 

By Thy Mercy

Worship in Song

I Stand Amazed [How Marvelous] / Doxology


May the love of God the Father, 

who sustains us all by His power,

the peace of Christ, who was wounded for all 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!


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