Jesus Friend of Sinners

Jesus! Friend of Sinners

Call to Worship

Based by Psalm 106

Leader: Praise the LORD! O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

Congregation: For his steadfast love endures forever.

Leader: Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise?

Congregation: Happy are those who act justly, who always do what is right.

Leader: The Lord shows favor to His chosen ones and will be become the salvation of His people. 

Congregation: Oh Lord, we rejoice and are glad in You; we praise you that you are our God and that have become our salvation.

Leader: Let us worship!

Songs of Praise – The Lord is My Salvation/ How Great is Our God

Reading of the Psalms – Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.

They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a metal image. They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass. They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. Therefore he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

Prayer of Confession

Comforting God, we come as individuals with our own sin; but we also come as a community with our communal sin. Each of us are burdened with the memories of past sin; of past shared sinfulness, when we have turned our eyes away from the wonder and majesty of our Guiding God, and our life’s choices are contrary to the ways of God. We come with heavy hearts to lay before you our shared and individual sin, aware that we have failed each other and you. Merciful God, heal us, forgive us and renew us. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Songs of Reflection – Before the Throne/ Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Reading of the Scriptures – Philippians 4:1-9

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Songs of Consecration – What A Friend We Have in Jesus

The Word – from Pastor Scott

The Table 

Song of Communion – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) 

Benediction

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.