Worship

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Worship Guide

Welcome

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7

Worship is not something we observe. It’s something we bring our whole selves to, so we have worship guides for each service that we hope can help you engage in worship. We invite you to join in with every moment of worship: sing, listen, respond and pray as we gather together.

This worship guide is updated by Friday of each week in preparation for Sunday’s worship times.

9 AM

Gathering Music: HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION / THE WAY

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 33 excerpts) 

One: Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 
All: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. 

One: For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 
All: The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 

One:Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. 

All:Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 

One: We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 
All:In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 

KING OF MY HEART / RESURRECTING

Prayer of Adoration & Intercession & The Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “Bread of Life” –  Scripture:  John 6:41-59 (p. 1056)

Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 (p. 1136)

Prayer of Confession (Daniel 9:4-19 excerpts and adapted) 

One: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

All: We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our leaders, and to all the people of the land. “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame Lord, because we have sinned against you. 

One: The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.

All: All have transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. “Therefore, the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you.

One: You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disasters.  Yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.

All: The Lord did not hesitate to bring disasters on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

One:“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 

All: Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from your people and Church. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made us an object of scorn to all those around us.

One:“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of your Church.

All: We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, our God, do not delay, because your Church and your people bear your Name.” 

THE LORD’S SUPPER – COMMUNION SONG: CHRIST OR ELSE I DIE

JESUS MESSIAH

Benediction

11:15 AM

Prelude: Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Hymn: MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE (561) vs. 1,3,4

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 33 excerpts) 

One: Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 
All: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. 

One: For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 
All: The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 

One:Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. 

All:Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 

One: We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 
All:In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 

WHEN IN OUR MUSIC GOD IS GLORIFIED (264) vs. 1,3,4

Prayer of Adoration & Intercession & The Lord’s Prayer

HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION (361) vs. 1,2,5

Sermon Title: “Bread of Life”

Scripture:  John 6:41-59 (p. 1056)

Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 (p. 1136)

Prayer of Confession (Daniel 9:4-19 excerpts and adapted) 

One: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

All: We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our leaders, and to all the people of the land. “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame Lord, because we have sinned against you. 

One: The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.

All: All have transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. “Therefore, the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you.

One: You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disasters.  Yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.

All: The Lord did not hesitate to bring disasters on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

One:“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 

All: Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from your people and Church. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made us an object of scorn to all those around us.

One:“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of your Church.

All: We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, our God, do not delay, because your Church and your people bear your Name.” 

THE LORD’S SUPPER – COMMUNION SONG: CHRIST OR ELSE I DIE

DRAW US IN THE SPIRIT’S TETHER (504)

Benediction

Discussion Questions
  • Does Jesus’ humanity help or hinder your belief in his divinity? Why?
  • Why is it significant that Jesus alone has seen the Father? What does that mean for us?
  • How does manna compare and contrast with Jesus the bread of life?
  • How does this text inform your view of the elements in the Lord’s supper?
  • How does Jesus as the Bread of Life give life and how does communion factor into our receiving and nourishing the life Jesus offers?