Call to Worship
Inspired by Psalm 114
Creation eagerly yearns for the Day of the Lord when the sea will part again, the mountains skip like rams and the hills like young sheep.
Like the Earth, tremble at the presence of the Lord in this place; come to the one who drew forth water from the rock, who turned flint into a flowing stream.
Come and hear truth – strange speech for our age – come and be transformed.
Songs of Praise – Psalm 34 (Taste and See)
Reading of the Psalms – Psalm 114
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.
Songs of Lament – Is He Worthy?
Prayer of Confession
Holy and Merciful God, we confess to you our forgetfulness. We confront today our waywardness. We accept Lord that we are sinful. To turn to our past is to recall both your great acts of love and kindness…as well as many moments and situations where we know we failed you. Even still… your love remains. And so in humility and brokenness we pray. We ask you to forgive. We ask Lord that you would heal. Buy us back, Lord, redeem us from our slavery to ourselves and our own way. Crown us again with your deliverance and care. Satisfy the real thirst of our soul.
Renew us with the strength that only you can give. Reveal yourself to us again as a God of grace…Rich in mercy, patient with our wandering. As far as the rising sun is from the setting sun, remove our sin from us. Our lives are dust. Our existence is temporary. Our breathe, a gift from you. Today, Lord, and together, Lord, we declare… our affection, our adoration and our praise for you. In the holy and loving name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Songs of Reflection – His Mercy is More
Reading of the Scriptures – Romans 14:1-14
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Song of Affirmation – Ancient of Days
The Word – from Pastor Scott
Song of Communion – You Are My King (Amazing Love)
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.