March 5, 2017
This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.
We’re in week 24 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:
1. Read through our text, Acts 14.
Barnabas and Paul continue their Church-planting endeavors throughout the region of Asia Minor. Along their pilgrimage, they encounter different responses to the Gospel in Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. How they interacted with these different Gospel-responses should shape us as a Church in how we live in and for our city.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service.
CALL TO WORSHIP: Hebrews 12:1–2
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
Most merciful God,
We confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will, and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: 1 John 1:8–9
SERMON & COMMUNION
Yet Even Now (Joel Limpic)
Hallelujah, What A Savior (Philip P. Bliss, arr. Austin Stone)
BENEDICTION & SENDING