Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 149
Leader: Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Congregation: We are glad we are gathered to worship the LORD our Maker and rejoice in Christ our King.
Leader: Let us praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
Congregation: May the LORD take pleasure in his people and adorn the humble with victory.
Leader: Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.
Congregation: We come with high praises to our God.
Leader: Praise the Lord!!
Songs of Praise – Behold Our God/Psalm 34 (Taste and See)
Prayer of Confession
Leader: God of light and life, you set before us today the challenges of laying aside the works of darkness; of putting on the light of Christ; of being watchful and prepared for your coming in our midst in the person of Jesus Christ.
Leader: As the people of God in this place, we know that a crucial part of our witness is in revealing Christ to the world through the way we love and care for one another.
Congregation: Forgive us when people do not see any evidence in us of the One who is to come. So many people, young and old, grope helplessly in the gloom of despair and suffering, yearning for the light of hope to dawn in their lives. Remind us that the light of Christ shines through people like us.
Congregation: Merciful God, cleanse our hearts and minds of all that hinders us from loving you and loving our neighbor so that our lives radiate faith active in love, as we watch and wait for your breaking into our world once more in the person of Jesus Christ. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; [he descended to the dead.] On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy [Christian] Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Reading of the Scriptures – Romans 13:8-14
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Song of Affirmation – All I Have is Christ
The Word – from Bruce Dunford
The Table of the Lord
Song of Communion – Only a Holy God
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 9:30am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.