Gathered

Seventh Sunday of Easter

This Sunday, we will gather together for the first time in over 80 days. It has been long, and it will not be the same as we gather together in vehicles in our parking lot as recently allowed by our local government. As we gather together on this unique Sunday, we will be struck with the fact that all is not as it should be. You will long for the restoration of all things to the way that God intended. So, let that fuel our worship and praise and longing as we gather.

 The scriptures for this Sunday are found here:

Order of Service

Call to Worship

Today our call to worship is a call to follow and love the God of the covenant: 

People of God, worship the living God today! Remember that out of nothing God created the heavens and earth. Remember that God raised Jesus from the powerlessness of death to the power of his right hand. Remember that in a world full of groaning and longing for our final redemption our God — the God who is the same yesterday, today and forever — our God works all things out for the good of those who love Him. Remember that nothing — not disease or viruses, tornadoes or floods, people or governments — not even the gates of hell can stand against God’s loving purpose or plan to redeem and restore all things for His glory. Behold your God, who reigns now and forever! 

Song

Behold Our God

Reading of the Scriptures

Psalm 68:32-35

Song

Is He Worthy?

The Word

from Pastor Scott

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, source of all life, Lord of mercy and grace, hear our prayer. We come before you in need of healing: the healing of our bodies and souls, the healing of our relationships, the healing of our pride and fear and apathy. We know that with you, nothing is impossible, not even our healing, not even the restoration of the whole world. We pray that you will heal us, that you will heal our world, so that we will be freed to serve and love and dream and be, as Christ calls us. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Hear the Word of the Lord from 1 Peter 5:10-11

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 

The Table of the Lord

Song

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 the 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 10:00am followed by our morning message from Pastor Scott. 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 yourselves with the music.

We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.