Sunday Worship – 3/21/2021

Call to Worship

Psalm 121
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
    never slumbers or sleeps.

The Lord himself watches over you!
    The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon at night.

The Lord keeps you from all harm
    and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
    both now and forever.

Prayer

Psalm 121 is a prayer of ascent because it was prayed by Jews heading up the hill into Jerusalem. They would look up and see the temple, a reminder of God’s presence and protection. A reminder that their help comes from the God who made heaven and earth. By the time Jesus makes his declaration in Mark 13 that the temple would be destroyed, the people had forgotten that the temple was not meant to replace God. It was meant to facilitate worship of God.

Take a few moments to sit in silence and recognize that while we are not in a church building, God is present with his church. Take some time to recognize that even as you are turning your attention to God, he has not stopped his attention on you.

Give Me Jesus

Cody – FCC

In the morning when I rise
In the morning when I rise
In the morning when I rise
Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

Scripture: Mark 13:1-2

As he [Jesus] came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 

Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

Sermon – Mark 13

Julia – HCCC

Song of Response/Confession

May this song be your prayer of confession as you bring yourself to Jesus and remember it is all about him.

Gavin – HCCC

Heart of Worship

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You,
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You,
It’s all about You, Jesus

King of endless worth
No one could express
How much You deserve
Though I’m weak and poor
All I have is Yours
Every single breath
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You,
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
And it’s all about You,
It’s all about You, Jesus

Offering

Benediction

Go from this time of worship through prayer, Scripture, and song to your regular every day moments of living for the glory of Jesus Christ – for this is worship. Amen.

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