In celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate our own resurrection in Christ. We cried out God in desperation and He delivered us. We ought to be filled with Thanksgiving. Praises should pour from our hearts and from our mouths. We worship the crucified and risen Lord.
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Today our call to worship comes from Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:
Come and hear that God has made Jesus, who was crucified, both Lord and Messiah. Come and worship Him, all who have repented, believed and who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself. And if you hear this and are far away from Christ, come, repent and believe that Jesus is the One sent from God to redeem and restore our lives and all creation. Let us praise Him!
All Creatures of Our God and King
O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
Reading of the Scriptures
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
His Mercy is More
Prayer of Confession
Merciful Father, in your perfect love, you have heard our pleas for mercy; you have listened to our cries for deliverance, and you have answered. And yet, because of our finite knowledge and selfish hearts, we do not believe that you have done enough. We think we know better what we need and the solutions that will bring hope to us and to our community. We doubt Your goodness. You provide abundantly our daily bread, and you set up leaders and rulers that do not carry the sword that you have given to them in vain.
Forgive us, Lord, for forgetting that you are all-wise, all-sovereign and all-good and that we are not. You have loosed our bonds of slavery and you deserve our greatest thanksgiving. Keep us from the temptation of becoming judge of what you are doing; humble us and make us instruments of your mercy and presence that all may know your mighty deliverance. In the name of Jesus your Son, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the Word of the Lord from 1 Peter 1:
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
The Word from Pastor Bob
King of Kings
Exalted Over All
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.