Our hope is that you enjoy corporate worship this morning as we pray, sing, confess, and open the Lord’s Word together. This is both for our good on Sundays in community, and serves as a model for our personal devotions. If you are visiting with us, please let us know you have joined us by sending us a message at email@example.com or by messenger
We will be praying during the service as body and the worship leader will be praying for our general needs. If you desire to be prayed for or prayed with during this time, please let us know via email, messenger, or in our private Facebook group.
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There are around 50 “one another” commands in the Scriptures. They are clear that we are for one another; we support, encourage, pray, conflict, and cheer on one another. Nothing fundamental has changed about these commands. But, the style of how we do this has just changed dramatically! Therefore, I need to ask that you let me know if something changes in your job or home situation (you can also tell a Deacon or an Elder), it does not need to become public knowledge but I want you to tell someone and then know they are praying for you. Also our Deacons will want to support you. This means we need all of you to become online givers. All of what we do as a church continues, though it will look different. All of our missionaries will continue to need our support. All of our staff will continue to do their work helping us all flourish as followers of Christ. I know it is a big ask, but I need you to adjust your style if that style was dropping cash or a check in the soft wormy maple boxes. Paul describes it this way at the end of his first letter to the Corinthians, and it fits both with our calling as Jesus Followers and this current moment when we cannot give in person, "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.” If you are unable to give at this time, I hope you contact us so that we can act like the church towards you by supporting you. If you are giving, please switch immediately to online.
Confession is the instinctive response of a natural person to a Holy God. Isaiah says in chapter 6, “I am a man of unclean lips” in response to his sense of God’s holiness.
O King and Father, your Son died and was raised up in power. Your Holy Spirit indwells and empowers us.
Now enable us to die to our sin in repentance so we may rise to new life in Him. We confess to you:
Father, we confess that we are afraid and in our fear we stop trusting You. Help us to resist the temptations of diversion and addiction and to turn to You and You alone for worship. Forgive us Father, and make us whole.
Jesus, we confess that we are anxious and do not cast our cares upon You. We confess that we define “blessed” the way we want, instead of the way You defined it - a life given over to Your strength and care. Forgive us Jesus, and empower us to follow You easily and whole heartedly.
Holy Spirit, we confess and acknowledge that we go other places for assurance and peace. Calm and quiet our spirits, Holy Spirit. Forgive us for asking things to deliver what only You can. Forgive us Holy Spirit, and sanctify us.
While it is true that we have sinned, it is a greater truth that through God's love in Jesus Christ we are forgiven. God has shown his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds we have been healed.
--Romans 5:8, I Peter 2:24
I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.