Worship

9 & 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

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

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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: FINALLY FREE

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (from Psalm 22:22; 97:12; 145:1, 3)

One:  In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

All:  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to God’s holy name!

One:  I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

All:  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; God’s greatness is unsearchable.

One:  Let us worship Him!

 ONE TRUE GOD

IS HE WORTHY

Confession of Faith (from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A’s 32, 34)

I am called Christian because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing. I am anointed

to confess his name, to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity.

We call him “our Lord” because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood—he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil, and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.

 I AM SET FREE

 Prayers of the People

 Children’s Message

 Series Title:  Living Hope: Finding Faith in Troubled Times

Sermon Title: “Dual Citizens”

Scripture:  1 Peter 2:13-25

 GOD OF THIS CITY

THE BLESSING

 Benediction

11:15 AM

Prelude: Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Song: HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (from Psalm 22:22; 97:12; 145:1, 3)

One:  In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

All:  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to God’s holy name!

One:  I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

All:  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; God’s greatness is unsearchable.

One:  Let us worship Him!

JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE (464)

Confession of Faith (from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A’s 32, 34)

I am called Christian because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing. I am anointed to confess his name, to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity.

We call him “our Lord” because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood—he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil, and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.

JESUS, I AM RESTING, RESTING vs. 1-3

Prayers of the People

Children’s Message

Series Title:  Living Hope: Finding Faith in Troubled Times

Sermon Title: “Dual Citizens”

Scripture:  1 Peter 2:13-25

ETERNAL GOD, WHOSE POWER UPHOLDS (412) vs. 1,2,5

 Benediction

Discussion Questions

What are your thoughts or feelings about submitting to authorities in your life? Do you need to pray about lining up your thoughts and feelings with the word of God?

Have you ever found it difficult or challenging to submit to a higher authority? 

Can you think of a time in your life when you suffered for doing what was good and right?

How have you been wounded by someone in authority over you?  Have you ever shared your experience?  Have you forgiven that person?  Are you still in need of healing?