Welcome to our first digital service. Bear with us as we try to best figure out how to continue to share the Gospel effectively in this unusual time. Our service will go in the order presented below, just follow each new item. We're glad your here. May God be glorified in the midst of these trying times!
Here is a Call to Worship to begin the service. Open the short video in the link to view. Feel free to join in singing aloud with the lyrics posted below, or use this as a time of silent reflection to begin the service.
Choose a member of your home gathering to read the following prayer out loud:
Father, we thank you for this chance to worship with you as One Body, in many homes. We recognize and thank you for your control over every circumstance in our lives, whether viral, familial, or spiritual. We trust you today and ask that you would move your Spirit in our hearts this morning as we sing praises, and hear from your Word. Please convict us of sin, encourage us in discouragement, and comfort those in fear. Thank you for never leaving nor forsaking us, Amen.
Play the following song.
You can sing along with the lyrics on the video or simply use it as a time of reflection (this is one of our LifeWay songs).
Scripture Reading - Psalm 23
Choose a member of your home gathering to read the following Psalm aloud.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (ESV)
Play the following song. You can sing along with the lyrics on the video or simply use it as a time of reflection (this is one of our LifeWay songs, as well).
Here are 3 things to consider and pray over from today's challenge and our current state of events. You can assign each of these to a different person, or have someone pray for all of them.
Pray that we would show kindness to those we meet this week, especially those in our home.
Pray for our city, state, and national leaders as they make difficult decisions in this current crisis.
Pray that we would have the chance to witness to one person this week, pray for that person (people) now if you think of them.
Closing Song: Play the following song.
You can sing along with the lyrics on the video or simply use it as a time of reflection (this is, also, one of our LifeWay songs).
GO IN HIS GRACE! “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden." - Matthew 5:14