Worship

9 & 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

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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

9 a.m.

Gathering Music: PRAISE TO THE LORD, THE ALMIGHTY / COME TO SAVE US

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (based on 1 John 4:14-15)

One: We have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God.

All: So, we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

One: Hear the teaching of Christ: A new commandment I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

All: Let us love one another, and worship Him!

CORNERSTONE / ONLY A HOLY GOD

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness

One: Lord, you said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

All: Forgive us our lukewarm love and our disobedience.

One: Lord, you said, “You may ask for anything in my name.”

All: Forgive us when we think we need to solve our own problems.

One: Lord, you said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

All: We confess that our lives are often consumed by worry and anxiety.

One: Lord, you said, “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.”

All: Forgive us our barren lives, Lord.

One: Lord, you said, “You must testify, for you have been with me.”

All: We confess, Lord, that we have been too often silent.

One: Lord, you said, “Love each other as I have loved you.”

All: In this and in so many other ways, we confess our failures and shortcomings. Amen.

One: You are disciples of Jesus Christ. Live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.

All: Thanks be to God. We are forgiven, made righteous, and have peace through Christ!

based on Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “Teacher. Lord. Example.”

Scripture:  John 13:1-17 (p.1066)

Benediction / THE BLESSING

11:15 a.m.

Prelude:  Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Hymn: JESUS, OUR DIVINE COMPANION (305)

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (based on 1 John 4:14-15)

One: We have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God.

All: So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

One: Hear the teaching of Christ: A new commandment I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

All: Let us love one another, and worship Him!

PRAISE YE THE LORD, THE ALMIGHTY (482)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness

One: Lord, you said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

All: Forgive us our lukewarm love and our disobedience.

Lord, you said, “You may ask for anything in my name.”

All: Forgive us when we think we need to solve our own problems.

One: Lord, you said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

All: We confess that our lives are often consumed by worry and anxiety.

One: Lord, you said, “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.”

All: Forgive us our barren lives, Lord.

One: Lord, you said, “You must testify, for you have been with me.”

All: We confess, Lord, that we have been too often silent.

One: Lord, you said, “Love each other as I have loved you.”

All: In this and in so many other ways, we confess our failures and shortcomings. Amen.

One: You are disciples of Jesus Christ. Live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.

All: Thanks be to God. We are forgiven, made righteous, and have peace through Christ!

based on Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

WILL YOU LET ME BE YOUR SERVANT (The Servant Song)

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “Teacher. Lord. Example.”

Scripture:  John 13:1-17 (p.1066)

Benediction / THE BLESSING

Discussion Questions
  • What keeps you from a truly serving in love?
  • Are there areas in your life where you gladly and easily serve, and then struggle in others?
  • How willing are you to be served?
  • Have you identified so fully with Christ’s example that others see Him in how you live?
  • Are there people in your life that you can share “where you’ve been?”