Sunday Worship – 04/19/20

As you make your way through today’s worship service, instructions and suggestions will be included in italics. Get a cup of coffee and settle in for this time of worship with your community.

Foyer Conversation

Kids’ Activities

Kids are encouraged to participate in worship by singing, helping with reading, scrolling through the site, etc. But, here are a couple activities you might want to also do with your kids this Sunday:

Have a conversation with your children about how you came to hear and know about Jesus. The Great Commission is all about telling others about Jesus – let your kids know that telling others has made a difference in your life.

Song of Worship – “Jesus Blessed Lord”

Jesus Blessed Lord
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim
Hail him, the everlasting name
Sing, O Church, come and bring your hearts again
Bless Him, the Lord

Praise Him, Praise Him
Jesus Blessed Lord

For our sins He suffered, bled and died
Hail Him, the Christ, the crucified
Son of Man, Son of God who bore our pain
Bless Him, the Lord

Heaven’s voice, O majestic anthems ring
Crown Him, the Prophet, Priest, and King
Christ will come and we shall, on that day,
Bless Him, the Lord

There is no other name by which we are saved
Let the people rejoice, He has conquered the grave
Jesus, Blessed Lord

Greet One Another

Take a couple minutes to reach out to those in your faith community with a call, a text, a video chat, an email, etc. Remember those who might be feeling alone and extend the peace of Christ to them.

Call to Worship

If you are meeting with others, have two people take turns alternate reading the call to worship – one person reading the plain print, and the other the bold.

We gather to worship the God who speaks a good word,
who tells us the story of our beginnings and opens up the promise of never-endings.
We gather to worship the God who embodies a good Word,
who shows us through Jesus Christ what impact a faithful, good, and loving life can make.
We gather to worship the God who spreads the good word,
who enables us through the Spirit’s power to go forth in mission.
We join voices in praise of our great and gracious God

Song of Worship – “Great Things”

Come let us worship our King, come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things
See what our Savior has done, see how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things

Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things

You’ve been faithful through every storm, You’ll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things
And I know You will do it again, for Your promise is “Yes and amen”
You will do great things
God, You do great things

Hallelujah God, above it all
Hallelujah God, unshakable
Hallelujah, You have done great things
Hallelujah God, above it all
Hallelujah God, unshakable
Hallelujah, You have done great things
You’ve done great things

Song of Worship – “Jesus We Love You”

Old things have passed away
Your love has stayed the same
Your constant grace remains the cornerstone
Things that we thought were dead
Are breathing in life again
You cause your Son to shine on darkest nights

For all that you’ve done, we will pour out our hearts
This will be our anthem song
Jesus we love you
Oh, how we love you
You are the one our hearts adore

The hopeless have found their hope
The orphans now have a home
All that was lost has found its place in you
You lift our weary head
You make us strong instead
You took these rags and made us beautiful

Scripture Reading – Psalm 16

Testimonies

Below are a couple reflections from friends on how they were struck by the events and happenings of Holy Week in the last days. What most caught your attention in the stories of Jesus time in Jerusalem, his death, and resurrection?

Prayer

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.

Song of Worship – “Build My Life”

Giving and Giving Thanks

Take some time to give thanks. If you are with others, name aloud some of the things for which you are grateful on this day. If you’re alone, make a list. Clicking the buttons below will show you some info on how you can give to your church now.

Lectio Divina – Matthew 28:16-20

Listen to the audio of the guided scripture meditation, and then watch the video below to hear a couple people reflect aloud on what they heard God speaking through this passage.

The Great Commission – He Qi

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Song of Response – “Holy, Holy, Holy”

This is an instrumental music track, but the lyrics are included below – the intention is for you to sing!

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Announcements and Benediction

Doxology

Whether you are alone or with a few others, sing the doxology aloud to conclude your time of worship.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen

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