Worship

9 & 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

LIVESTREAM (9 & 11:15 a.m. Sundays)

LOVE. PROCLAIM. SERVE. GROW.

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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. You can also download this quarter’s children’s bulletins here.

9 AM

Gathering Song: GOD OF WONDERS

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (based on Ephesians 1:3-18)      

One: All glorious God, we give you thanks: in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.

All: You chose us, before the world was made, to be your holy people, without fault in your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; you have forgiven our sins. You have made known to us your secret purpose, to bring heaven and earth into unity in Christ.

One: You have given us your Holy Spirit, the seal and pledge of our inheritance.

All: All praise and glory be yours, O God, for the richness of your grace, for the splendor of your gifts, for the wonder of your love.

TEN THOUSAND REASONS

CHRIST BE MAGNIFIED

Prayer of Confession (UNISON)

God of all flesh, in Jesus Christ you have immersed divine splendor and wisdom into human life. He is not repelled by the shabbiness and shamefulness of our lives but seeks to redeem us. We confess our repulsion from those whose actions bewilder us, whose sorrow burdens us, or whose good fortune somehow detracts from our lives. Our  compassion is limited to those like ourselves. Our kindness is reserved for those kind to us. Our passionate concern remains silent until our own little kingdoms are threatened. O God, forgive us. Cleanse us of self-centeredness and open us to the whole breadth and length, height and depth of your love, manifest in all creation. Amen.

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

HIGHLANDS

Children’s Message

Series Title:  Living Hope: Finding Faith in Troubled Times

Sermon Title: “Serving, Leading, & Standing Firm”

Scripture:  1 Peter 5:1-14

THE BLESSING

Benediction 

11:15 AM

Prelude: Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Hymn: COME, LET US WITH OUR LORD ARISE

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (based on Ephesians 1:3-18)      

One: All glorious God, we give you thanks: in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.

All: You chose us, before the world was made, to be your holy people, without fault in your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; you have forgiven our sins. You have made known to us your secret purpose, to bring heaven and earth into unity in Christ.

One: You have given us your Holy Spirit, the seal and pledge of our inheritance.

All: All praise and glory be yours, O God, for the richness of your grace, for the splendor of your gifts, for the wonder of your love.

SING PRAISE TO GOD, WHO REIGNS ABOVE (483) vs. 1,2,4

Prayer of Confession (UNISON)

God of all flesh, in Jesus Christ you have immersed divine splendor and wisdom into human life. He is not repelled by the shabbiness and shamefulness of our lives but seeks to redeem us. We confess our repulsion from those whose actions bewilder us, whose sorrow burdens us, or whose good fortune somehow detracts from our lives. Our  compassion is limited to those like ourselves. Our kindness is reserved for those kind to us. Our passionate concern remains silent until our own little kingdoms are threatened. O God, forgive us. Cleanse us of self-centeredness and open us to the whole breadth and length, height and depth of your love, manifest in all creation. Amen.

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Children’s Message

Series Title:  Living Hope: Finding Faith in Troubled Times

Sermon Title: “Serving, Leading, & Standing Firm”

Scripture:  1 Peter 5:1-14

CALLED AS PARTNERS IN CHRIST’S SERVICE (343) vs. 1,2,4

Benediction

Discussion Questions
  • [1 Peter 5:1-7; Mark 10:41-45; Romans 12:9-21; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9] What attitudes and characteristics does Peter mention, should be evidenced in an elder of the church?
  • [1 Peter 5:1-7; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; Ephesians 4:1-13] What gifts or leadership responsibilities do you have? Which one of those can you apply now to serve in the church or the community?
  • [1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 6:25-31; Psalm 94:16-19; Philippians 4:4-9] What anxieties is the Lord calling you to fully cast/hurl onto Him. How can you help someone else you know to cast their cares to God?
  • [1 Peter 5:14; Romans 5:1-5; Romans 8; James 5:7-11] Peter speaks a lot about suffering through this book. How does Peter end the letter? On what basis? What do you learn from that?

 

  • Which circumstances and relationships in your life does the book of 1 Peter speak to you most?