Worship Resources for Sunday

March 22, 2020 - Lent 4

ORDER OF WORSHIP

“For where two or three gather in my name,

there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20

Children's worship pages available here

Activity Pages    Coloring Pages

Preparation for Worship

Listen quietly to the link below to prepare your hearts…

In The Valley     Sovereign Grace

Declaration of Trust and God's Greeting

People of Jesus Christ, in whom are you trusting?

           My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.

Grace, mercy and peace to you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

           Amen.

Opening Prayer      inspired by Psalm 23, John 10

Loving Shepherd, you know our names;
   you care for us.
When we face darkness and death,
   walk beside us.
When we hunger for your love,
   fill us with your presence.
When we are fearful,
   feed us at your table.
May we dwell in the house of goodness and mercy
   all the days of our lives. Amen.

Opening Praise

Everlasting God   Lincoln Brewster

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord


Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

 

Pre-chorus

Our God, You reign forever
our Hope, our strong Deliverer

 

Chorus

You are the everlasting God
the everlasting God
You do not faint
you won't grow weary


You're the defender of the weak
you comfort those in need
You lift us up

on wings like eagles

Time of Confession
Call to Confession 

When Jesus was born, he came to a world filled with poverty, and violence, and fear.

He lived among people who did not always walk their walk perfectly,

   which is to say, Jesus was no stranger to sin.

Our sin comes as no surprise to him.

His love and mercy should come as no surprise to us.

 

Let’s make our confession before God and one another,

   keeping Psalm 23 in mind…

Prayers of Confession   (If you are worshipping with others, read the bold text in unison)

"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want."

With these words I am saying that God provides me

with everything I need, but do I really believe that?

Silent Confession

 

"He makes me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul."

If God is restoring my soul, why do I feel so tired,

so exhausted, so "run thin," so overwhelmed?

Silent Confession

 

"He leads me in right paths for his name's sake."

Am I really living my life on the right path

in every aspect of my life?

Would I be comfortable and even proud

to have God along with me everywhere I go?

Silent Confession

 

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;

for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me."

Then why am I always looking elsewhere

for comfort and protection?

Why do I have so many fears?

Silent Confession

 

"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows."

I wonder what my life would look like if I really did trust God.

I wonder how I would view others, including enemies,

if I really believed God to be beside me.

Silent Confession

 

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long."

Am I confident that God goes with me?

Am I confident that I will live with God forever?

Silent Confession

 

In Christ Alone    Kristian Stanfill / Passion

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
when fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
here in the love of Christ I stand

 

2. In Christ alone who took on flesh
fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
the wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
here in the death of Christ I live

 

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
bought with the precious blood of Christ

 

4. No guilt in life, no fear in death
this is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Words of Assurance     Psalm 23 Romans 8:31

The Lord is our Shepherd

and provides for us everything we need.

What, then, shall we say in response to these things?                                                                                                             

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Sharing Christ's Peace

The Peace of Lord be with you.

And also with you!

Offering

(Organize your offering that you might normally give in person on a Sunday morning)      electronic giving

The Shepherd cares for us,

providing all that we need in abundance.

The Shepherd calls us to love one another

in truth and action.

May our gifts reflect our trust in the Shepherd’s care.

May our offerings show our willingness to love one another.

Prayers of the People
3-20-20_Jordan Humm Prayer
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Word of God

Sermon Scripture

A psalm of David

1    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,
3     He refreshes my soul.
       He guides me along the right paths
       for his name’s sake.
4    Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

5    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
      You anoint my head with oil;
      my cup overflows.
6    Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
      and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
      forever.

Psalm 23 (NIV)Read by Jennifer Holberg
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Message       Pastor Jon Sherrill
        "Comfort in Valleys"   Psalm 23
 
 
 
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Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy   Shane and Shane

1.  The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want
     In green pastures He makes me lie down
     He restores my soul and leads me on
     for His name for His great name

 

Chorus

Surely goodness, surely mercy
right beside me all my days
And I will dwell in Your house forever
and bless Your holy name

 

2.   You prepare a table right before me
       in the presence of my enemies
       Though the arrow flies and the terror of night
       is at my door… I'll trust You Lord

 

Bridge

      And even though I walk through the valley
      of the shadow of death

      I will fear no evil
      (And) even though I walk through the valley
      of the shadow of death

      You are on my side (2x)

 Celebration at the Lord's Table

*Use traditional or abridged communion liturgy below.

 

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,

and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

John 6:35

Traditional Liturgy

Meaning of the Sacrament

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Holy Supper we are about to celebrate

is a feast of remembrance, of communion, and of hope.

We come remembering that our Lord Jesus Christ

perfectly fulfilled the law, even to death on the cross.

Because of God’s eternal covenant of grace, we are accepted.

We will never be forsaken.

 

We come to commune with this same Christ

who has promised to be with us always.

Christ is the true Bread which nourishes us

and the Vine in whom we must live if we are to bear fruit.

The Holy Spirit unites us into one body

and in communion with all the saints.

So we receive this supper in Christ’s love

and our affection for one another.

We come in hope believing that

as surely as we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we will be raised from the dead into eternal life.

 

This is the Lord’s Table. Come, for all things are now ready.

 

Communion Prayer

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

almighty and everlasting God.

You created the heavens and the earth;

you preserve us with your care;

you revealed the fullness of your love for us

by sending Jesus Christ.

By his life, death, and resurrection

you have reconciled us to yourself.

 

With the heavenly host

and with the saints of all times and places,

we lift up our hearts in joyful praise, saying:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Gracious God,

send your Holy Spirit upon us, we pray,

that the bread which we break

and the cup which we bless

may be to us the communion

of the body and blood of Christ.

Accept the gift of our lives

that we may live in you and serve your kingdom.

Being joined together in Christ,

may your whole church be one;

and at the last day bring us with all your saints

into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

 

Words of Institution

The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks,

he broke it

 

(Break the bread)

Jesus broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying,

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.”

 

(Lift the cup)

After the same manner also, he took the cup when they had eaten,

saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood:

this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

(As the bread is distributed say to one another)

The Body of Christ, broken for you.

(As the cup is distributed, say to one another)

The Blood of Christ, shed for you.

Abridged Liturgy

Meaning of the Sacrament

 

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Holy Supper we are about to celebrate

is a feast of remembrance, communion, and hope.

 

We remember that Jesus Christ

perfectly fulfilled the law, even to death on the cross.

Because of God’s eternal covenant of grace, we

will never be forsaken.

 

We come to meet Christ

who has promised to be with us always.

Christ nourishes us, and we must abide in him

if we are to bear fruit.

 

We come in hope believing that

as surely as we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we will be raised from the dead into eternal life.

 

The Holy Spirit unites us into one body,

so we receive this supper in Christ’s love

with affection for one another.

Communion Prayer

 Let us pray.

 

Lord God,

We lift our hearts up to you.

It is right and a joyful thing,

always to give thanks to you,

almighty and everlasting God.

You created the universe;

you preserve us with your care;

you revealed the fullness of your love for us

by sending Jesus Christ.

By his life, death, and resurrection

you have reconciled us to yourself

 

Gracious God,

send your Holy Spirit upon us, we pray,

that the bread and the cup

may be to us the communion

of the body and blood of Christ.

Accept the gift of our lives

that we may live in you and serve your kingdom.

May your whole church be one together in Christ;

and at the last day bring us all

into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

 

Words of Institution

 The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks,

he broke it

 

(Break the bread)

and gave it to them, saying,

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.”

 

(Lift the cup)

In the same way, he took the cup after they had eaten,

saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood:

this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

 (As the bread is distributed)

The body of Christ, given for you.

 

(As the cup is distributed)

The blood of Christ, shed for you.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross       Fernando Ortega

The Lord's Prayer
Pray aloud

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For your is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Blessing        Philemon 25

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit"

Song of Dismissal

       Stay With Me     Taize

Stay here with me

Remain here with me.

Watch and pray. Watch and pray.

Here you will find songs of comfort played especially for the church family as a gift from Randy Wolthuis

Randy Song Mix Mar 20 2020Randy Wolthuis
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