Sunday Worship – 2/7/21

Reflections on Reading Mark

We have been reading Mark’s Gospel together for a few weeks now, and we’ve knocked 100 readings off of our communal goal of 300 total readings! Watch the short video below and check out some of the reflections of your community on Mark’s Gospel!

James Tissot, The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Kids, don’t forget to break out your coloring and activity pages as the sermon is underway.
Parents, if you need to download another copy of those pages, you can find them HERE.

Call to Worship

As you read the words of Ezekiel 34:11-15 (NLT) imagine God speaking these words to you.

11 “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. 12 I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. 13 I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among the peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live. 14 Yes, I will give them good pastureland on the high hills of Israel. There they will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. 15 I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord. 

Take a moment of silence to remember you have a Good Shepherd.

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
We come once again in front of our screens to worship. This is not how we wish it to be. We long to gather in groups. We would love to gather as 5,000 people to hear you teach us. We would settle for dozens of people. May our longing for your word not be diminished under these days of restrictions. Instead, may we find ourselves like the crowds of Mark, seeking you, running after you, following you, calling for you. Meet our needs this hour and in all hours to come as one who is a loving shepherd of his sheep. Amen.

Song of Worship – “Bless the Lord Oh My Soul”

Cody – FCC

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

The sun comes up its a new day dawning
It’s time to sing your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

Your rich in love and you’re slow to anger
You name is great and your heart is kind
For all your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

Song of Worship – “Let Us Adore” and “Fairest Lord Jesus”

Cody – FCC

Let Us Adore
Let us adore the ever living God
And render praise unto him
Let us adore the ever living God
And render praise unto him

Who spread out the heavens
And established the earth
Whose glory is manifest throughout all the earth

He is our God
He is our God
There is no one else
He is our God
He is our God
There is no one else

Let us adore the ever living God
And render praise unto him
Let us adore the ever living God
And render praise unto him

Who spread out the heavens
And established the earth
Whose glory is manifest throughout all the earth

He is our God
He is our God
There is no one else
He is our God
He is our God
There is no one else

Fairest Lord Jesus
Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature
O thou of God and man the son
Thee will I cherish, thee will I honour
Thou my soul’s glory, joy, and crown

Fair are the meadow, fairer still the woodlands
Robed in the blooming garb of spring
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer
Who makes the woeful heart to sing

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight
And all the twinkling starry host
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast

Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the nations
Son of God and son of man
Glory and honour, praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be thine
Glory and honour, praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be thine

Prayer Exercise

Take a few moments to write down or name out loud who you believe Jesus Christ to be. You can use full sentences or simply names for Jesus Christ. Once you have thought of a few names or a couple sentences, tell Jesus in prayer who you believe him to be. By naming our belief in Christ, we give him praise and we recognize that he is Lord and we are not.

Message – Mark 6:30-44

Julia – HCCC

Responding in Thanksgiving

Jesus provides the disciples with the food he calls them to give. He says, “you feed them” and then he supplies the means to do it. What does Jesus instruct you to give? Whatever it is, trust that he will provide you the means, financial or otherwise, to obey.

Song of Praise – “How Marvelous”

Jerry – HCCC

How Marvelous

I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene
And wonder how He could love me
A sinner, condemned, unclean

How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful
Is my Savior’s love for me!

He took my sins and my sorrows
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary
And suffered and died alone

How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful
Is my Savior’s love for me!

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see
‘Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me

How marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Benediction

Go in peace, believing that you are not like a sheep without a shepherd. You have a good shepherd, Jesus the Christ. Amen

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